Vanja Kovac is a Gender Advisor at CIVIC with more than nine years of professional experience in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and mainstreaming of different programs and projects in support of international, regional, and national commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Prior to joining CIVIC, Vanja has worked for international organizations such as Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), UNWomen, UNDP, gender equality institutional mechanisms, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), and other civil society organizations on different gender equality issues. Vanja holds a BA in Political Sciences, a MA in International Relations and Diplomacy/Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo, and she is currently a PhD candidate in International Law at the American University on a topic concerned with online violence against women.