Benjamin Stachursky is a consultant, researcher and trainer on human rights and gender in development cooperation. He has worked on several projects for the German development agency GIZ, the German Institute for Human Rights as well as different NGOs. Since 2014 he is also regularly cooperating as Program Officer with Seidensticker Coaching and Consulting, a Berlin-based consultancy. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Potsdam/Germany, obtained for a thesis on the effects of processes of transnationalisation on women’s rights activism in Egypt and Iran. He has regularly been teaching university courses on issues related to human rights, gender and development for many years and gained a train-the-trainer certificate in 2014. He has been the Egypt expert of Amnesty International Germany since 2003, carrying out different advocacy and lobbying activities.