Global Initiative on Polarization / Member, Project Advisory Group
Tamara is currently Senior Gender-Based Violence Specialist in the Office of the President of South Africa. She is an experienced development consultant with over 30 years in the field in different capacities, ranging from supporting locally based organisations and social movements to working with senior government and political offices, development agencies, and philanthropies on complex gender-based violence programming and policy initiatives.
Her areas of technical support have included gender-based violence programme design; monitoring, evaluation, and learning; policy analysis and research; organisational coaching; strategy development and facilitation; and diversity management. She has worked with clients across Africa, Europe, North America, Asia, and the Global South more broadly.
Tamara’s current work has included providing high-level technical support at the very senior government levels, providing strategy support for global coalitions in the field of sexual rights and intersectional feminism, and providing support for anti-racist interventions as a form of structural violence. Her approach to work is embedded within a deep commitment to social justice issues and profound love and sensitivity for humanity—particularly those historically marginalised by unequal power relations—coupled with an unwavering focus on delivering technically sound, client-focused, high-quality work.