With a BA in Arabic and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a MSc in International Development Management, Kristen Hope has over 15 years’ experience working with children, families communities and governments to develop programmes that uphold children’s rights, prevent and respond to violence and increase children’s access to justice. Her areas of expertise include research methods, community-based child protection mechanisms and legal pluralism. 

Kristen’s work attempts to transform the principles of participation and empowerment into practice by using action-oriented research and participatory approaches, whereby both adults and children become active in their own protection. Accordingly, she seeks to contribute to building virtuous circles that transform policies and practices at macro level and feed positive, real-life changes for children and their families at micro level. 

Kristen Hope will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Justice for Children: the Challenge to Achieve SDG16+.