Hester Le Roux
Role: Senior Economic Advisor, Advocacy & Policy team, CARE International UK
I work on Women’s Economic Justice (WEJ) advocacy and policy, on both global and UK-specific issues. I focus specifically on ensuring women’s access to Dignified Work, which includes work to eliminate workplace violence and harassment. I currently lead and coordinate our global campaign on ratification and implementation of the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention, C190. I love the fact that my job gives me opportunity and access to fight for gender equality and women’s right to live free, safe and productive lives, everywhere in the world, and that I get to work with and learn from amazing and inspiring intersectional feminists every day.
Before joining CARE at the end of 2018, I spent a decade working as an independent consultant in the inclusive business and social impact space and served as Challenge Director for several Business Fights Poverty challenges. Prior to that, I worked for the Commission for Africa and the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit; was a legal advisor and a commodities analyst; and spent a few years helping to run a small precious metals research consultancy in London. I certainly took the long and winding road to CARE.
One good thing I’ve read
Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics might be quite a predictable choice, but I really love this beautifully simple and relatable framework for thinking about a sustainable economy: one that meets everyone’s minimum needs without overshooting the planet’s ecological boundaries. I particularly love how Kate Raworth turns the age-old notion of the ‘rational (economic) man’ on its head – about time!
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Twitter handle: @HesterleRoux10
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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