Jim has established and managed projects in dozens of countries, and developed partnerships with organisations working to further the cause of equality on four continents. He also helped to develop the Equal Rights Trust Country Report series and has authored or edited many of the reports in the series. In addition, Jim is one of the Trust’s expert trainers in equality law, with a particular focus on training civil society actors on how to document discrimination and undertake advocacy on equality issues.
Jim has a background in political advocacy and communications. Prior to joining the Trust, Jim spent four years working for the Liberal Democrats in a variety of roles in campaigns, parliament and most recently working for a local authority. Jim holds an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of Sheffield.
Joanna is a qualified employment lawyer and, prior to joining the Trust, she spent four years working at an international law firm in London. In this role Joanna litigated employment discrimination cases and acted pro bono for NGOs on matters of equality, employment and human rights law.
Joanna holds an LLM (Master of Laws) from the University of Cambridge and an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of Nottingham. She wrote her LLM thesis on the Equality Act 2010 and her LLB thesis on cultural relativism and the Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women. Alongside her work at the Trust, Joanna continues to publish articles on matters of equality and non-discrimination.