Tazreen is the Gender Advisor at CIVIC and is a gender specialist with experience working in the areas of women’s empowerment, civic participation, capacity building, and women in peace and security programming globally. Prior to joining CIVIC Tazreen was the Gender Program Officer at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). She supported global gender equality and women’s empowerment programming at IFES by developing tools aimed at delivering evidence-based programming and designing and implementing programs focused on democracy, governance, electoral support and political process strengthening. Tazreen regularly provided council, technical advice and assistance to electoral stakeholders around the world, including in Myanmar, Syria, Nigeria, Kenya, Libya, Haiti, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. She was the chief lead in developing IFES’ Male Allies for Leadership Equality (MALE) training curriculum and contributed to several briefing papers and publications including IFES’ Violence Against Women in Elections (VAWIE) framework and it’s paper entitled Women in Political Transition: The Risk of Replicating Inequality and the Fundamental Need for Gender Parity in Decision Making. Prior to this role, Tazreen provided management and support for a diverse portfolio of Southeast Asia programs at IFES including Indonesia, Cambodia, and Myanmar programs. Tazreen holds a Master’s in Public Policy from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science from Florida State University.