Megan Nobert is a Canadian born legal professional and academic specialised in international criminal law and human rights. Trained as a lawyer in Canada, and currently qualifying in New York State, she has worked with the prosecution’s offices at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the International Criminal Court.
Megan is also a humanitarian, having worked in in the Gaza Strip, Jordan and South Sudan on issues of humanitarian law and gender-based violence. While in South Sudan in 2015, she was sexually assaulted by another humanitarian, and this lead to her going public in Buzzfeed and the Guardian about her experience in July 2015.
This experience inspired her to start Report the Abuse, on 19 August 2015, whose mandate was to break down the silence on sexual violence against humanitarian aid workers. Although Report the Abuse ceased operations on 20 August 2017, due to a lack of sustainable funding streams, during its short period of operations it broke down considerable barriers within the humanitarian community: inspiring survivors of sexual violence to speak up and creating the first good practices tools to assist humanitarian organisations address sexual violence against their staff.
Steven A. Zyck is an expert in humanitarian action, post-conflict reconstruction and the intersection of security and development and holds non-resident research positions with the Centre for Security Governance, the Overseas Development Institute, the Centre for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and other research organizations.
Steve is currently an independent researcher and policy adviser and works regularly with UN agencies, international NGOs, NATO, think tanks, and universities. He was formerly a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and, earlier, at the University of York’s Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit. Steve has also served in policy and practice roles with NATO, ACTED and the International Organisation for Migration. He's worked in more than 30 countries, with a focus on the Middle East, South Asia, and the Horn of Africa
Steve’s research, including more than 150 reports, articles and book chapters, has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and by major international organizations and think tanks such as the International Peace Institute and the Brookings Institution.
Steve is the founder and an editor emeritus of Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, an open-access publication with a significant readership.