Nina joined Engender’s board in 2012 and is currently Convener. She has a background in migration and human rights and worked as Women's Policy Development Officer at Scottish Refugee Council for six years. In 2017 she joined the Secretariat of the European Network on Statelessness, where she is currently Head of Research and Policy. Nina is also a Trustee of Ngbotima Charity Trust, supporting young people through education in Sierra Leone.
Emily Thomson is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk and Depute Director of Women in Scotland’s Economy (WiSE) Research Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her teaching and research interests include feminist economics, the business case for gender equality and international development.
Emily is a member of the International Association for Feminist Economics and a fellow of the International Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics.
Jenny is Senior Policy Lead at the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations, covering all things charity-related. This includes regulation issues raised by the likes of OSCR; new legislation from UK or Scottish Parliaments such as the UK Lobbying Act; and issues around the political environment that charities operate in. She works with colleagues across the UK on national issues relating to charity regulation and governance and has a UK-wide overview of the charity operating environment.
Pam Duncan-Glancy is a disability equality and human rights activist. She currently works in communications in the NHS and was previously a Policy Officer for a national charity. She has an MSc in Health Psychology, a BSc in Psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Citizenship and Human Rights. Pam is an ambassador for the One in Five campaign which aims to get more disabled people into Politics and is a keen trade unionist. She was Disabled Students Officer for NUS Scotland for 2 years. Pam was a member of the Commission on Local Democracy, the commission on Parliamentary Reform and has also been a board member of a national charity.
Emma currently leads communications, outreach and participation for the Scottish Human Rights Commission, having previously spent two years in London setting up Equally Ours, a UK-wide campaign to spread the positive story about human rights in everyday life. Emma has also worked as a lobbyist, campaigner and frontline business developer in the social enterprise movement, working in Scotland, London and Australia.
Currently Communications Manager for a leading youth charity, Zara has built her experience in public relations and communications in Scotland from direct involvement in election campaigns, and leading campaigns in the third sector. Zara's interest in raising young people's voices started during her time as a youth worker in Glasgow. Co-author of the book 'who if not us', written by twelve young Europeans, Zara's activism is international and typically concerns themes of democracy, young people, and gender equality. From co-ordinating Scotlands first people's assembly, to her interest and involvement with Scottish Women's Budget Group, Zara is motivated by social and gender justice, and the intersections of class, gender, race, age, and disability.
Carla works as a campaigns manager for a national charity and has previously worked as policy officer for an anti-poverty organisation. She has also held a number of roles in both Scottish and UK politics. Carla is particularly interested in the gendered nature of poverty and how we can better support young working class women.
Suzanne is a businesswoman who built independent bars YesBar and Liberté from scratch in the past five years. She has given talks on conflict management in the hospitality industry and mentors young women within her business.A board member of Women for Independence: Independence for Women, Suzanne helped steer WFI through its first 18 months and with WFI Justice Watch helped to convince the Cabinet Secretary for Justice not to proceed with the building of a new women’s prison. She was part of the small team within the board who wrote the Manifesto for Change in Women’s Justice.
Lucy is the Director of Policy and Communications at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE). She previously worked at the Scottish Recovery Network, and before this spent several years working in international human rights. Lucy is also a member of the Advisory Group of the Human Rights Consortium Scotland and represents the ALLIANCE (as co-convenor) on the Health and Social Care Action Group of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights.
Lynn is a full time unpaid carer for her husband, who has a spinal injury. She also works part time for a charity. She is an activist, vocal on the challenges in social care, and the treatment of unpaid carers both politically and in terms of policy. She has talked in public about her caring role, the social security system in Scotland and Westminster and on health and social care integration. She previously worked for SCVO and the Carers Trust and is a trained career adviser.
Talat is the co-founder of the Women 5050 campaign fighting for fair representation of women in Scotland. She currently works in public affairs and engagement and previously worked in organisations tackling violence against women, in education rights, international development and community organising. Talat writes a regular feminist blog and is frequently published in an online political magazine.
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