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Dr Lauren Rumble is visiting the Violence Research Centre in August. She has been working as a children’s and women’s rights advocate with the United Nations and other organisations for the past 15 years. She is passionate about using evidence to influence public policy and has been designing and leading child and social protection programmes in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Currently the Deputy Representative for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Indonesia, Dr Rumble holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, UK and a PhD in Public Health from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Other professional engagements and memberships include:

  • Mentor with the ASPIRE Foundation for women leaders in developing contexts
  • Member of the East Asian and Pacific Research Network on Violence against Children.

Since joining UNICEF in Indonesia, Lauren has advanced UNICEF's efforts to end discrimination against women and girls and has developed strategies to end violence against children and to empower adolescent girls in their communities, speaking out against child marriage and advancing education and social protection for all.

Dr Rumble’s in-depth understanding of global health, education and protection issues for women and children is reflected in her research. She is adept at nurturing partnerships with governments, the private sector, academia and activist networks to bring about lasting change. You can contact Dr Rumble through LinkedIn


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I want every girl to know her voice can change the world."




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