May Maloney is ICRC’s Addressing Sexual Violence Adviser based in Geneva. She has more than a decade’s experience addressing sexual and gender-based violence, gender and diversity and social inclusion in the human rights, community development, torture and trauma and humanitarian fields. May has worked in a variety of disaster settings, conflict and protracted displacement situations. Prior to joining the ICRC in January 2020, she worked with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, the IFRC, the Victorian Foundation of Survivors of Torture, Save the Children, the Centre for Refugee Research and UNHCR.
Her work with the ICRC focuses on technical field support and leading the Sexual Violence team’s humanitarian diplomacy priorities, operational research outcomes, and external relations. She is the winner of the 2018 Mary Fran Myers Gender in Disasters Award for her work spearheading a team of local female humanitarian actors across the Asia Pacific in researching the impacts of disasters on gender-based violence. May has a Bachelor of International Relations, a Master of International Studies and a Modern Languages.