Role: Campaign Manager (Centenary Action Group)
I am Campaign Manager for the Centenary Action Group, a cross-party campaigning coalition convened by Helen Pankhurst and CARE International UK.
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.
The Centenary Action Group represents over 100 activists, politicians and women’s rights organisations who have come together to mark the 2018 centenary of the first women’s votes in the UK, and to use the centenary of some women getting the vote to highlight what we are #StillMarching for in the UK and worldwide, including:
- Greater women’s political participation and leadership, especially in local and national politics;
- An end to the violence, harassment and abuse of women, including women in politics and leadership;
- Targeted efforts to address economic inequalities that prevent women engaging in politics and decision-making.
As Campaign Manager, I am responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of the coalition’s campaign objectives and strategy. I previously worked in policy with the UK and Scottish Governments and am currently completing a MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
CARE International UK’s humanitarian team supports CARE’s humanitarian work by accessing funding, and by providing project management and technical advice and capacity to CARE’s country offices and CARE’s emergency responses. CARE has a strong focus on ensuring that all our humanitarian programming responds meaningfully to the needs and capacities of different people, whatever their gender, identity or particular circumstances. CARE’s emergency shelter team is also based at CARE International UK.
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