Ms. Skakun has over 18 years’ experience in women’s empowerment programming and gender mainstreaming in conflict, post-conflict and social transition. She is experienced in working in challenging environments, including over five-years of gender component leadership experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and Syria. Her career has centered on developing and supporting the implementation of gender equality strategies to transform norms and structures that are based on gender dominance, on multi- stakeholder, high-impact humanitarian and development programmes. Her work history demonstrates a wide range of thematic areas from gender analysis, women’s and girls’ empowerment, women’s rights organizations development, community involvement and working with men, the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 Women Peace and Security, to mainstreaming gender in vulnerable livelihoods, WASH, infrastructure projects and policy level i.e. sectoral response to violence against women and security sector reform. Ms. Skakun holds a bachelor’s degree in Arabic and a master’s degree in Gender and Politics.