Franca Hehenkamp

Franca is a researcher and policy advisor at Atria. She is working on the project Act4RespectUnlimited on preventing gender-based violence among youth. She studies partner violence among LGBTQ+ youth and evaluates the Happy2gether plus training, which focusses on the prevention of partner violence among young people with a mild mental disability. She is also involved in the Commission on the Status of Women, an annual UN-meeting on gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. Moreover, she is a trainer for politicians and professionals, in gender stereotypes and gender sensitive policy and regulations.

Previously, she graduated from Radboud University in Nijmegen with a Master of Science in Political Theory and a Bachelor in Political Science. Before she started working at Atria,

Franca worked two years as a government policy adviser, including policy advisor diversity and inclusion.

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Franca’s expertise lies in the fields of gender stereotypes, gender sensitive policy, inclusion and intersectionality. She is familiar with scientific research and qualitative research methods.

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