• Dual national France and UK
  • Post graduate of the LSE and Paris IV Sorbonne in contemporary history
  • Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London
  • Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Recipient 2017 of the Marie Curie Award

Besides the professional achievements listed below, Natacha Henry has a wide interest in all matters linked to the theater and animation.
She has been trained in Directing for the Stage as well as Stop-Motion.


  • Expertise on EU projects on IPV and Sexual Harassment
  • Books
    - The French Painter and the American Showman, the Unlikely Friendship of Rosa Bonheur and Buffalo Bill, a historical novel, translation by Stephen CLARKE
    - Edition of Souvenirs de ma vie, Rosa Bonheur, Anna Klumpke, Phébus ed.

2011 - 2021

  • Expertise on EU projects on violence, and International Consultant for the Council of Europe
  • Books:
    - Rosa Bonheur l'audacieuse (Albin Michel Jeunesse)
    - L'Affaire des fées de Cottingley (Rageot)
  • - Rosa Bonheur et Buffalo Bill, une amitié admirable (Robert Laffont)
  • Theatrical adaptation Marie et Bronia Le Pacte des soeurs,
    showing in Paris, Montauban, Sèvres, Zurich
  • Expertise Violence/Media, Council of Europe
    Psychological violence/ the French Ministry for Equality.
  • Marie et Bronia, le Pacte des soeurs, (Albin Michel Jeunesse), nominated for 10 literary awards.
  • Women in Science Seminar, Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels
  • Workshops on Gender-Based Violence/Companies
  • Domestic violence prevention training for health professionals
  • European projects DAPHNE
  • For the Council of Europe, in Rabat, Morocco, and Sousse, Tunisia, expertise / media treatment of violence against women.
  • Prix Marianne for Les Soeurs savantes, Marie Curie et Bronia Dluska (La Librairie Vuibert/Albin Michel).
  • Published in Polish: Uczone siostry.
  • Book: Marthe Richard, l'aventurière des maisons closes (La Librairie Vuibert/ Albin Michel)
  • Member of the jury of the Mediterranean Women's Fund Photo Award
  • Expert for PSYTEL/ DAPHNE/ DG Justice, European Commission.
  • Trainer in Algiers for the Algerian Radio and BBC Media Action.
  • Book: Les Soeurs savantes, Marie Curie and Bronia Dluska (La Librairie Vuibert/Albin Michel).
  • 3 short animated films for the French Ministry of Defense: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Army
  • 8 short animated films for Libres Terres des Femmes (scripts, co-direction, production): Getting out of domestic violence. Dubbed in 9 languages.
  • Member of PSYTEL/ DAPHNE/ DG Justice, European Commission Programme against violence and for the protection of victims.
  • On domestic violence: European Parliament (EIGE), Women's Rights Department, Paris City Hall, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Sciences Po, European Institute of Journalism, Mauritius.
  • Media and sexism: ENS, high schools.
  • Member of PSYTEL/DAPHNE/DG Justice, the European Commission's program to combat violence and protect victims.
  • Short film : Do you know what a relationship is? Festival Littérature, Love, etc, Lille. Co-directed by Aurélie Olivier, with the Family Planning of Lille.
  • Member of the jury of the Mediterranean Women's Fund Photo Award
  • March 2011 Mauritius - At the Ambassador's residence, conference on domestic violence, for senior magistrates; At the French Institute, Breaking Gender Barriers; Meetings with Mauritius Broadcasting Company, WIN, and Sheila Bapoo, Minister for Gender Equality.
  • Member of the steering committee, France, One Billion Rising
  • Teaching: Sciences Po Paris School of Journalism, International section; Sexism and popular culture, Interuniversity Diploma in Gender Equality, Paris 3 and Paris 6 (since 2008)

2000 - 2010

  • Book : Frapper n’est pas aimer, enquête sur les violences conjugales en France, Denoël.
  • Book: Ces Femmes qui ont fait la France, 25 portraits, City éditions.
  • France Culture, A Voix nue, Natacha Henry with Linda Weil-Curiel, from March 9 to 13.
  • Global Survey on Women in Media, International Women in Media Foundation, IWMF, Washington DC.
  • Book: Les Filles faciles n'existent pas, non-fiction, Michalon.
  • Auditioned by the Commission on the image of women in the media, Ministry of Labour.
  • The Vagina Monologues
    VDay 2008.
    With Eve Ensler.
    Theatre Michel, Paris.
  • Book: Exciseuse, with lawyer Linda Weil-Curiel, City.
  • Round table, Female Sexual Mutilation, Femmes 17, La Rochelle.
  • Book: Marthe Richard, l'aventurière des maisons closes, Punctum
  • Report on Women in the Media (Service des droits des femmes/AFJ)
  • Director and producer of Paris Parity, 4'50 (Gender Company, TVE London)
  • The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler, Vday. Théâtre Jemmapes, May 24, 2004, April 28 and 29, 2005. Agora de l'Égalité des Chances, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Dec. 2004.
  • Director: Fatima d'ici et d'ailleurs, France 3 Marseille, BBC World, (Béka, TVE, 8').
  • Consultant for the film C'est une maman ! (DCDF, 26'), French Ministry of Education.
  • Co-director: Les petites mariées d'Abyssinie with Philippe Molins, (MFP, 52') France 5. Broadcast Jan. 27.
    On girl marriage in northern Ethiopia.
    Selection FIGRA 2005. In 2004 : FIPA ; Festival International de Films de Femmes, Créteil ; Festival Vues d'Afrique, Montreal ; Cycle Mariages, Forum des images.
  • Book: Les " mecs lourds " ou le paternalisme lubrique, Robert Laffont.
  • France Culture, co-producer of Genre, a weekly program (1 hour).
  • Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
  • National Observatory on Violence, Coordination for the European Women's Lobby
  • In Ethiopia, articles about Child Marriage. Photos Lizzie SADIN
  • Consultant for the European association Du Côté des Filles (gender stereotypes in children's books)
  • Daily column in the newspaper l'Humanité.
  • Director of Where are the women?  Documentary, 8 minutes (TVE, BBC World, Article Z)
  • Journalist, assistant director for D'amour et d'eau fraîche, documentary by Jenny Keguiner, Arte (Quark, 52').

Before 1999

  • President of the French Association of Women Journalists.
  • Exhibition with Sophie Sensier, photos Women of Huairou (Amnesty International, Town Halls of Tourcoing, Créteil, Paris 18, University Paris I).
  • Correspondent at the Fourth United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, for Beijing Watch, Women's Feature Service.
  • Correspondent for Women's Feature Service.
  • Secretary of the French Association of Women Journalists
    President of the Jury for the Documentary Award at the International Women's Film Festival in Créteil
  • Interviews, Spielberg Foundation, Audiovisual History of Holocaust Survivors
  • Round table Prevention of trafficking, media awareness, Council of Europe, Strasbourg
  • Articles Gender Parity in French Politics, The Political Quarterly, GB; Body as Battlefield, Lockmat Times, India; Tearing Veil of Bigotry, Tribune, India.


  • In charge of research in France for Anthony Allfrey's book, The Goldschmidts, Think Publishing, London, 2005.
  • DEA in Contemporary Political and Social History, Paris IV Sorbonne,
    Enoch Powell, a failed political career? Prof. François Crouzet
  • M.A., The London School of Economics and Political Science,
    British Foreign Politics towards revolutionary Cuba in 1958, Dr John Young
  • Master's degree in contemporary political and social history, Paris IV Sorbonne, The Phenomenon of Football Hooliganism in Great Britain, Prof. François Crouzet.