Anke Stock, a German lawyer, obtained her Ph.D. in anti-discrimination law from Humboldt University of Berlin. From 2002 to 2005 she was a Legal Officer for the Kurdish Human Rights Project in London working on European Court of Human Rights cases and gender issues. In 2005, she started working for Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) in Germany. Ms. Stock manages projects in different countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and beyond and is the senior gender and rights coordinator of this international network of women’s and environmental organizations. Her work experience contains consultancies and the conducting of trainings for the American Bar Association, the European ECO Forum and the United Nations secretariat of the Protocol on Water and Health. Her special focus is gender and public participation.