Power to Women in Peace Processes

Women's Organisations Cooperating in Realising Resolution 1325

New interns at Operation 1325

Operation 1325 welcomes two new interns for the spring semester 2018, Zahra Khalaf and Maja Skogh. We will start off with introducing them a bit closer:


Zahra Khalaf is currently enrolled in her bachelor’s program in International Administration with English focus at Linnaeus University in Växjö. Her education ends with an internship semester with us at Operation 1325 where she will have the role as director’s assistant. During her education Zahra has focused on security issues, women's rights issues and human rights. This has been reflected in both her B and C- papers where she has written about hijab wearing women's experiences of discrimination as well as youths’ trust in the police in the suburb Rinkeby. She looks forward to the internship at Operation 1325 as she wants to contribute with her skills while developing them further!


Our second intern, Maja Skogh, will have the role as project assistant and communications. She has a bachelor's degree in Global Development from Stockholm University, an education focused on gender issues and human rights. During the spring 2017, Maja conducted a Minor Field Study in Nepal, resulting in a bachelor thesis on the subject SRHR, and more specifically on how social constructions of menstruation affect girls’ education and fundamental rights. After graduating, Maja did an internship at Embassy of Sweden in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she met several women’s organizations who actively work with development of the National Action Plan for Resolution 1325. Maja is excited to spend a semester at Operation 1325 and to dig deeper in the work on women, peace and security!


A warm welcome to Zahra and Maja!