Noshaba Zafar leads sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention, mitigation and response efforts at Corus International. With vast experience working in diverse cultural contexts, she has led gender equality technical teams in responding to natural disasters, conflict and other emergencies in many countries in Asia and the Middle East.
Noshaba has worked in advisory and managerial roles in the International Development sector for more than 18 years. She joins Corus with experience working for Mercy Corps, Plan International, Oxfam GB, Social Impact, UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF where she designed, evaluated, and implemented gender responsive programs, specifically focusing on program models for young boys and girls. Noshaba has worked closely with country program offices, national governments, local implementing partners, and directly with program participants on issues like Child Early and Forced (CEFM), Sexual and Gender-based violence (SGBV) in & outside schools, sexual exploitation & abuse (SEA) and workplace harassment. She has design gender mainstreamed programs for emergency response, early recovery, and development phases.
Noshaba has a Master’s in Social Work and a Master’s of Science in Women/Gender Studies.