Flurina Derungs was collaborating with UNRISD on the Think Piece Series “Let's Talk about Women's Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action”. She wrote a think piece with the title "Achievements and Challenges 20 Years after Beijing: A View from Switzerland" together with Ursula Keller, SDC.
At the time of this collaboration, Flurina Derungs worked at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ICFG)
at the University of Bern. She is head of Transdisciplinary Research and conducts applied research at the interface of science, politics and practice in the field of gender and development as well as on gender equality in Switzerland. Together with her team, Flurina was responsible for the Swiss Beijing+20 Review as well as the Evaluation of the Swiss Beijing Action Plan. As an academic expert, she is part of the Swiss delegation at the 59th session of the Commission of the Status of Women in March 2015 on Beijing+20. Flurina holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and Social Policy from the University of Fribourg and has worked to promote gender equality at the national and international levels, as a gender equality delegate of a Swiss canton and in gender-based violence prevention in East Africa.