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Ms Fleur Heyworth


Cluster Leader for Gender and Inclusive Security

Ms Fleur Heyworth began her professional career as a Barrister and spent 5 years advocating in court, representing government and private clients in family law proceedings.  In Geneva, she worked at the UK Mission to the UN where she represented the UK government in negotiations in International Humanitarian Law at the Red Cross Conference 2015, and on a range of thematic topics during three Human Rights Council sessions.  She also worked with NGOs during UPR sessions and drafted recommendations.  She organised a number of events hosted by Ministers and Ambassadors, including one on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Disasters and Emergencies, and another 'Gender Equality: what will you do?'. 

Most recently, Fleur was Impact Director for Women@theTable and worked closely with the International Gender Champions.  She collaborated across Missions, NGOs and the private sector to identify strategies, tools and ideas to promote greater senior level representation of women, and more equality in society, the economy and politics.  She engaged male and female leaders as role models for change and had a particular focus on Change Management: promoting a culture of inclusion and diversity and addressing perceptions, biases and structural barriers within organisations.  She also consulted for International Service for Human Rights to draft a CEDAW Treaty body submission with Kuwaiti NGOs, drawing attention to the role of Women Human Rights Defenders and laws that restrict rights to freedom of expression on-line and off-line. 

Fleur has a Geography Degree from Cambridge University, and took her post-graduate studies in law at Nottingham Law School.