Kalliope is currently the acting Chief of the Ending Violence against Women Section at UN-Women in New York. She is also leading the work of the section in the area of prevention. She is a lawyer by training, holding an LL.M. on public international law. Before joining UN-Women, Kalliope worked as a practicing lawyer in Greece, and at international level, she worked for UN agencies, as well as international NGOs in the areas of human rights, women’s human rights and refugee protection in several countries, such as in the post-genocide Rwanda, Sweden, Burundi, Morocco, Bosnia Herzegovina, Liberia, Guinea and Ivory Coast.