Kristina Lunz

Co-Founder at CFFP

Co-Founder & co-Exec Director Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy | Author | Keynote Speaker | Forbes 30 Under 30


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Kristina is the co-founder and co-CEO of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy. Between January 2019 and January 2020 she served as an advisor to the German Federal Foreign Office, in which role she built the German Foreign Minister's network on women's rights between Germany, Latin America, and the Caribbean, called 'Unidas'. She is an Atlantik Brücke Young Leader, Ashoka Fellow, Forbes 30 under 30 (Europe and DACH), Capital Top 40 under 40, BMW Foundation Responsible Leader, Gates Foundation SDGs Goalkeepers, Handelsblatt/BCG "Vordenker*innen 2020" and one of Focus Magazine's "100 Women of 2020". Prior to setting up her own organisation she worked in Yangon as Gender and Coordination Officer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Prior to her role at UNDP, she worked for a local NGO in Bogotá on women’s participation in the Colombian peace process. Between 2015-16 she was the research advisor to 3-times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy, and edited Elworthy’s book 'Business Plan for Peace'. Kristina is passionate about human rights, and her desire for social justice has led her to found and lead several campaigns and organisations. She co-founded the NGO Gender Equality Media (GEM), that challenges gender inequality in media. For two years she led the organisation, its campaigns and its team of 15 volunteers. She also founded 'Initiative: Augenhöhe', a radical mentorship programme tackling educational inequality in Germany. Kristina is a true social entrepreneur, and as well as founding these two projects, she initiated and advised UN Women National Committee Germany’s 'No Means No' campaign that contributed to changing Germany’s law around sexual violence. For another campaign her team and herself were awarded the Clara Zetkin Prize for Political Intervention. She is a policy analyst, freelance writer and change-maker and has been published on issues relating to feminist foreign policy, inclusive peace, and social justice for the UN Association of Germany,, Zeit Online, bento and Libertine Magazin.

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