|Bronagh Hinds - DemocraShe Senior Associate, UN expert on women’s engagement in peace processes, Women’s Coalition founder, previously a participant in the Good Friday Agreement negotiations and former Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission
Bronagh prioritises peace and democracy, governance and leadership including building women’s capacity for political and public life. She is a UN expert on women’s engagement in peace processes (Syria currently), and works on women, peace and security with the Irish Government, the EU and within NI. A Women’s Coalition founder, she participated in the Good Friday Agreement negotiations; then, as Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission, led implementation of its equality and good relations provisions. She served as Northern Ireland Commissioner on the UK Women’s National Commission and a Commissioner on the Local Government Staff Commission. She was a Senior Fellow in Queen’s University Institute of Governance and chair of UCD’s Institute of British Irish Studies, previously having led voluntary organisations for twenty years.