CEO at New Women Connectors
Anila Noor holds three master’s degrees specializing in peace and conflict studies (2014) from Erasmus University Rotterdam, in gender and women studies (2010) from Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad and in Punjabi from Punjab University (2000) in Pakistan. She is a Policy scholar and consultant based in the Netherlands examining social justice perspectives on gender and conflict as well as forced migration and refugee policies in Europe. As a 2021–2022 fellow of the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT) programme and 2018–2019 fellow for the Open Society Foundations, she has advanced meaningful participation and unpacked the lived experiences of refugees as knowledge. As a representative of different global and regional refugee-led organizations and initiatives such as New Women Connectors, the Global Refugee-led Network and Global Independent Refugee Women Leaders, she has collaborated on reports and served on panels, including at the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University and the Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network. She has performed advisory roles for the European Commission, UNHCR and given guest lectures. She is a member of the Emerging Scholars Network at Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.