Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is the international coordinator for the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders. She leads the group's programs that carry out Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820, which ensure women's role in peace and security in conflict situations. Most recently, Cabrera-Balleza, a Filipino, was in Sierra Leone, working on such a project. Her previous job was coordinator of the International Women's Tribune Center's human rights, peace-building and human security program. She has a master's degree in communication research with a focus on women's studies.