Lesley Julia ABDELA

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1945-11-17
Education Glendower London, Queen Anne's Caversham, Châtelard Sch Les Avants Switzerland, Queen's Coll Harley St, Hammersmith Coll of Art, London Coll of Printing
Publications N/A
Recreations travel, painting
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Style Ms Lesley Abdela, MBE
Career int conslt on equal opportunities and trainer in democratic skills (primary clients EU, UNDP, Br Cncl, Harvard, DfID, FCO), feature writer, author, TV and radio bdcaster on politics; formerly advtg exec Royds London, researcher House of Commons and House of Lords 1976-77, Parly candidate (Lib) Herts E 1979, fndr All-Party 300 Gp for Women in Politics 1980, USA Leader Grant visiting Washington DC, LA and Seattle 1983, studied Third World by residence in the Gambia 1984-86, currently sr ptnr Eyecatcher Associates (journalism, copywriting, research, conference speakers) and sr ptnr Shevolution; conslt on women and politics in East and Central Europe Project Liberty Kennedy Sch of Government Harvard Univ 1992-98, political ed Cosmopolitan 1993-96, accredited journalist UN 4th World Conf on Women Beijing 1995, chief exec Project Parity 1996-, dep dir for democratisation for OSCE Mission in Kosovo 1999-2000; vice-pres Electoral Reform Soc 1995-; memb: Bd International Inst for Environment and Devpt 1992-96, Bd of Govrs Westminster Fndn for Democracy 1996-97, Bd of Govrs Br Cncl; experience of gender issues in post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building ops in Aceh, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Kosovo, conducts bi-annual workshops on implementation of UN Security Cncl Resolution 1325 (mainstreaming gender into peace ops and civil military cooperation) Swedish Armed Forces Int Centre, ldr workshops for NATO sr civil servants on gender and culture in Afghanistan NATO HQ Brussels 2006 and 2007, sr gender advsr to UN OCHA Chief Humanitarian Coordinator Kathmandu 2007-08, a princ speaker NATO Conf - Women in Armed Conflicts - The Implementation of UN Security Cncl Resolution 1325 Vienna 2008, plenary speaker SOLON War Crimes Conf Inst for Advanced Legal Studies Univ of London 2009; govr Nottingham Trent Univ 1997-2000; appeared on Great Lives (BBC Radio 4) 2008 (discussing Millicent Fawcett); winner EC's UK Woman of Europe Award (for servs to EU) 1995, listed thirty-fourth in New Statesman's Top 50 Heroes of Our Time 2006, Woman Political Journalist of the Year Dods & Scottish Widows Women In Public Life Award 2009; Hon DLitt Nottingham Trent Univ 1996; FRGS, FRSA 1991
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