Ariane Brunet has worked on women’s human rights in armed conflict situations since 1996. Ariane is the co-founder of the Urgent Action Fund (UAF) (1997). She created and founded The Coalition for Women’s Human Rights in Conflict Situations which promotes the adequate prosecution of perpetrators of crimes of gender violence in transitional justice systems based in Africa. Since 1990 Ariane was responsible for the Canada Programme and the Middle East and North African Programme at Rights & Democracy, in addition to representing the Centre at the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Ariane was the Coordinator of the Women’s Rights Programme at Rights & Democracy from 1992 through the summer of 2008. From 1998 to 2000, Ariane was a member of the International Advisory Board for the International War Crimes Tribunal on Military Sexual Slavery. She presently sits on the international advisory board of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court.