Omar J. Robles
Omar J. Robles leads the Women’s Refugee Commission’s work on adolescents in emergencies. He also co-chairs the Girls in Emergencies Collaborative—an action-learning group representing several major humanitarian response and research organizations. Omar previously worked as a gender assessment technical advisor for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), as a consultant for the UK Department for International Development/Nike Foundation Girl Hub initiative and as a gender in emergencies consultant for CARE International. He has also consulted with Instituto Promundo, GreeneWorks, MenEngage Alliance, Plan International and UNFPA. Prior to consulting, Omar was a gender and health policy advisor on the global USAID | Health Policy Initiative, implemented by Futures Group. An expert in gender, masculinities and child marriage prevention, Omar has worked in both humanitarian and development contexts. He has a Master’s degree in health policy and management and a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, both from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and conversant in French. Omar works in the Women’s Refugee Commission’s Washington, D.C. office.