Staff

Karin Frodé - Advocacy and Programmes Officer 

Karin Frode
Karin Frodé joined the Equal Rights Trust in March 2017. She co-ordinates a number of the Trust’s projects implemented globally including, among others, its multi-country project promoting the implementation of core human rights and labour rights conventions. For these projects she undertakes key activities including, substantive research, training equality activists and supporting advocacy at national and international levels

Karin has a background in legal research and advocacy which has developed from working with charities, UN bodies and academic institutions including, Coram Children’s Legal Centre, ARTICLE 19, UNHCR and Liverpool Law School. She also worked as a researcher with an NGO in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (Master of Laws) with distinction from the University of Oxford and an LLB in Law and Human Rights from the University of Essex with nine academic awards.

Camilla Alonzo - Legal and Programmes Officer

Camilla Alonzo

Camilla Alonzo joined the Equal Rights Trust in January 2017. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing a number of the Trust’s country-specific projects with a focus on supporting civil society, lawyers and human rights defenders to combat all forms of discrimination and for which she works closely with national partner organisations to ensure their effective implementation. Camilla also works on some of the Trust’s thematic projects, including a global research project regarding discrimination in primary education and she assists with developing fundraising proposals.

Camilla is a qualified solicitor, having trained and practised as an employment lawyer at an international law firm in London. Prior to joining the Trust, Camilla spent time working at REDRESS, Rights Watch (UK), and in the Civil Party Lead-Co-Lawyers Section of the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia. Camilla holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge (First Class Honours), and an LLM in Public International Law and Human Rights from the London School of Economics (Distinction).

Lucy Maxwell - Legal and Programmes Officer 

Lucy Maxwell

Lucy Maxwell joined the Equal Rights Trust in February 2017.  Lucy co-ordinates several of the Trust’s projects implemented globally. Her work focuses on supporting lawyers to provide legal services to victims of discrimination and to litigate at the national, regional and international level.  She also co-ordinates the research component of certain projects, looking at patterns of discrimination and assessing national legal frameworks on the right to equality.  Lucy oversaw the recent Trust publications focused on promoting LGBT rights entitled, Equality and Non-Discrimination in Russia: Best Practice Guide for Lawyers and Equality and Non-Discrimination in Russia: Best Practice Guide for Service Providers.

Lucy is an Australian-qualified human rights lawyer, she has first-hand experience in litigation in Australia, South Africa and the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Marianne Kristensen - Projects and Development Manager

Marianne Kristensen

Marianne Kristensen joined the Trust in November 2015. She is responsible for its grant management, donor relations and organisational development. She sees that the Trust’s projects implemented globally are contractually compliant, ensuring they are delivered on time and that their impact is monitored and evaluated. She is also responsible for the continued development of standard operating procedures that allow the Trust to deliver its projects effectively. She plays an integral role in the design of new projects and manages the Trust’s efforts to win new bids from international institutions, trusts and foundations. She is part of the Trust’s Senior Management Team and contributes to the broader organisational development of the Trust under supervision of the Trust’s Co-directors.

Before the Trust, Marianne worked in project management for a number of non-profit organisation’s in the UK and abroad including, Leonard Cheshire Disability, the Danish Red Cross and Action Aid Denmark. She holds an MSc in Development Administration and Planning from University College London.