Sebnem Kenis joined RWI in 2016 as Programme Officer responsible for gender mainstreaming and results-based management in RWI’s Turkey Human Rights Capacity Development Programme. In 2018, she was appointed as the Gender and Human Rights Advisor and began working with RWI’s regional and country programmes and partners around the world. In her current capacity as the Senior Policy Advisor, she leads RWI’s gender equality work and provides gender and human rights related expertise, advice and guidance to RWI’s regional and country programs. Before joining RWI, she had worked in the sectors of market research, public relations, and non-governmental organizations in Turkey. Her professional expertise also includes monitoring and evaluation, results-based management, capacity development of NGOs, and lobbying and advocacy (for youth rights and policy, gender equality, sexual and reproductive rights). She was appointed as the Gender Equality Rapporteur of the Council of Europe’s Joint Council on Youth in 2016 and maintained this position until the end of 2016. Sebnem holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Koc University, Istanbul.
Sebnem Kenis is currently on leave, carrying out a research project in Edinburgh.