Irine Hiraswari Gayatri is currently a PhD candidate at the Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Centre, School of Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, supported by an Australia Award Scholarship. She is also a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Political Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Irine obtained her MA from the Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, in August 2005. In September and November 2017 she participated in regional forums facilitated by UN Women and UNODC in Bangkok to discuss the formulation of national plan of action on countering and preventing violent extremism (P-CVE). From 2017–2018, Irine joined a small team led by the National Counter Terrorism Agency in developing the draft for National Action Plan on Countering/ Preventing Violent Extremism in Indonesia. Between 2007 to 2014 together with the Coalition of Anti Gender-Based Violence, she supported the adoption of UNSCR 1325 into Indonesia’s National Action Plan.