Maria Gabriela de Vita

Maria Gabriela de Vita is a former UNICEF official who worked at diverse duty stations including Viet Nam, the Central African Republic, Burundi, Mongolia and New York. She has particular experience in the management of development programmes including those in complex emergency situations. During her six years as a Gender Equality and Social Change Specialist at UNICEF, she worked closely with academics in the area of harmful practices and social norms such as female genital cutting, laying the foundation for much of the work on this topic now being done. An Italian national, Maria is fluent in French and English. She lives in Zurich.

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