Human rights expert leading global development initiatives for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Cemre Ulker is the UN Representative and US Director of the Journalists and Writers Foundation (JWF), an international civil society organization affiliated with the UN Department of Global Communications.
Cemre leads JWF`s global initiatives to promote the culture of peace, human rights, and sustainable development. She is a human rights advocate dedicated to the full implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals with a particular focus on gender equality, peaceful and just institutions, and global partnerships.
Cemre also provides trainings and capacity building programs for the gender-mainstreaming of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and meaningful participation of civil society organizations.
Cemre is also the Co-Founder of Set Them Free, a civil initiative promoting women`s rights, monitoring violations against women human rights defenders in Turkey. She is passionate to facilitate Set Them Free`s socio-economic empowerment programs for the enforced women and children migrants.
Cemre Ulker has a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland and completed her Master`s Degree in Human Rights at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.