Claudia Craig

Claudia Craig

Role: Advocacy and Policy Assistant

Team: Programmes and Policy team

Profile:

I joined CARE International UK’s Advocacy and Policy Team in November 2017. I support CARE’s work shining a spotlight on the barriers to women’s leadership both in the UK and globally and ensuring maximum policy impact of the annual #March4Women.

As part of my role, I co-ordinate the Centenary Action Group: a cross-sector and cross-party network working to address barriers to women’s political participation and leadership. I also support work on CARE’s priority issues of women’s economic empowerment and gender in emergencies.

I am motivated by injustice and the potential for change. I am inspired by strong and powerful women on a daily basis, but find it impossible to not be infuriated by the disproportionate impact so many issues have on women. This fury fuels an intense passion for gender justice and inspires me to fight against the systemic and structural issues that perpetuate gender inequality.

Alongside my role at CARE, I am currently studying a MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I previously worked in policy with the UK and Scottish Government.

Email: craig@careinternational.org

Twitter: @ClaudiaRTCraig

Blog posts

2018 marks 100 years since the first women (and only some of them) were legally allowed to vote in the UK. The year is full of opportunities to look back at how far the UK has come in women’s political participation – but with women making up