Froukje Gaasterland is a senior policy advisor. She studied cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and obtained her master’s degree there with a study of girls working in the clothing industry of South India. She then obtained the Advanced Master International Development at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.
She worked as a junior policy officer for Oxfam Novib, where she provided monitoring and evaluation for programs in the field of gender-based violence in Pakistan and conducted research into female leadership. After a period in India, she returned and joined, as Head of the Free A Girl program, to fight sexual exploitation of girls.
Froukje now uses her expertise for Atria’s policy advice on work, image and violence against women.
Froukje is familiar with various evaluation methods, such as Theory of Change, Outcome Harvesting and Most Significant Change.