Peace Boat / Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)
International Coordinator of Japan-based international organization Peace Boat since 2005. Peace Boat is Regional Secretariat for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) in Northeast Asia, and Meri is Regional Liaison Officer for GPPAC in the region. In this capacity, she coordinates various peacebuilding, disarmament and conflict prevention related programmes within Japan and Northeast Asia, including the Ulaanbaatar Process, a civil society dialogue for confidence and capacity building in Northeast Asia, and activities connected to the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Appointed in 2020 as a Goodwill Ambassadors for Peace on the Korean Peninsula by the Republic of Korea Minister for Unification.
Director of Global Policy and Advocacy, Women for Women International
Senior Program Officer, The White Helmets
Representative Director, Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation (J-ALL)
Chair, International Solidarity Center, Korea Women's Associations United
Board Member, Human Rights International Corner