Belinda Hlatshwayo is a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer with the Business and Human Rights in Asia portfolio, United Nations Development Programme. In this role, she engages with diverse stakeholders on an array of issues including corporate sustainability and environmental rights. Prior to this, Belinda served as Women, Peace and Security Coordinator for UNDP, promoting action to secure women’s rights and security in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
A lawyer by training, she has worked in Africa and Asia on inclusive governance, human rights, youth engagement, peacebuilding, and gender equality. She is a recognised Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security and Policy for her technical and advisory work on women’s inclusion in conflict response, positive masculinity to end violence against women, and feminist approaches to address the nexus of conflict and climate change. Her previous roles also include with the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judicial Service Commission of Zimbabwe (JSC), and with a range of civil society organisations.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), and a Master of Laws specialising in International Law (LL.M).