Olivia Dupont is the Program Manager of PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones (SVCZ), a training and advocacy initiative to increase capacity to forensically document and prosecute sexual violence cases. Dupont provides day-to-day support to the SVCZ program and manages the full range of processes related to program and grant management including the implementation of workplans, budget management, monitoring and evaluation, and research.
Prior to joining Physicians for Human Rights, Dupont worked in infectious disease training and capacity development for global healthcare providers at the Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute. She has extensive experience living and working in sub-Saharan Africa and has worked with organizations such as the International Rescue Committee, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and the Department of State at the U.S. Embassies in Mozambique, Liberia, and Uganda.
Dupont holds a Master’s in Public Health focusing on Health Policy, Law, and Ethics from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She also holds a BA in Global Security and Justice and a BA in French from the University of Virginia. While attending UVA, Olivia researched local perceptions of male survivors of sexual violence in Uganda and incidents of sexual abuse in UN peacekeeping missions. She is fluent in French and has working knowledge in Portuguese and Spanish.