Michelle Higelin is the Executive Director of ActionAid Australia. She has more than two decades of experience working to advance women’s rights in Australia and internationally, including as the former Deputy General Secretary of one of the largest women’s rights movements globally, the World YWCA.

Michelle has served on global advisory groups to the United Nations Population Fund and the World Food Programme, and convened the NGO Working Group on Peace at the United Nations in Geneva.

For the past five years, Michelle has worked with ActionAid, driving gender transformative development and humanitarian programming.Concurrent

Session: Challenging power: feminist practice beyond aid