Josefina Hurtado, Head of Women and Gender Desk
Josefina Hurtado Neira has been working at the Mission House since 2013. She is a social anthropologist and has been committed to gender justice for years. In Chile, she was responsible for the introduction of gender mainstreaming at academic level and for raising the awareness of state employees. Previously she worked as a Latin America delegate to the First and Second Synods of Mission 21.
Women and Gender
Since the founding of Mission 21 in 2001, the organisation has a Women and Gender Desk. Gender justice is the guiding principle development programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America of all Mission 21. Affiliated to the Directorate, the Staff Unit therefore works in close cooperation with the International Relations Department towards a world free of gender-based discrimination and violence. The task of the Women and Gender Desk is to guarantee that the concerns and life situations of women are taken into account in the planning, design and implementation of all programmes. ► Women and Gender Desk
Expert Commission on Women and Gender
The Commission for Women and Gender (FaKo) supports the staff unit. The commission consists of the following members: Verena Blum, Irmgard Frank, Rev. Claudia Hoffmann, Rev. Kirsten Jäger, Rev. María-Inés Salazar, Esther Janine Zehntner and Rev. Evelyne Zinsstag.