Staff

Marianne Kristensen - Projects and Development Manager

Marianne Kristensen
Marianne Kristensen joined the Equal Rights Trust in November 2015.
 
Prior to joining the Trust, Marianne worked in project management and civil society engagement training roles for Leonard Cheshire Disability in London, Danish Red Cross Youth in Jordan and Palestine, and Action Aid Denmark in Kenya. She has significant experience in all aspects of project management, including developing bids, donor relations and compliance, activity delivery, monitoring and evaluation, and budget management.
 
Marianne holds an MSc Development Administration and Planning from UCL, and a BA Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London. She spent a year abroad in Hong Kong studying Chinese and Asian politics and philosophy, and volunteered in Sichuan, China after the 2008 earthquake.
 

Charlotte Broyd - Communications Manager 

Charlotte BroydCharlotte Broyd joined the Equal Rights Trust in March 2015. She is responsible for the Trust's communications, including media activity, events and material production.
 
Before the Trust, Charlotte worked as Communications Officer with the Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College London - an academic organisation focused on promoting the health and education of school-age children in low and middle income countries. 
 
Charlotte has worked in Madagascar, Kenya and India on development based projects, most recently as Communications Officer with the NGO, Feedback Madagascar. She has also worked with various international NGOs based in the UK, including Oxfam, Progressio, and Teach a Man to Fish, as well as the UK charity Great Ormond Street.
 
Charlotte holds an MSc in International Development from Bristol University, and a BA in History from the University of Kent, Canterbury.
 
Camilla Alonzo - Legal and Programmes Officer
 

Camilla AlonzoCamilla Alonzo joined the Equal Rights Trust in January 2016. She is a qualified solicitor, having trained and practised as an employment lawyer at an international law firm in London. Camilla’s work as an employment lawyer included advising on contentious issues involving discrimination and equality law, and conducting proceedings in the Employment Tribunal and High Court. Camilla has also spent time interning at REDRESS and Rights Watch (UK), where she assisted with strategic litigation before domestic and regional courts and with drafting international advocacy submissions. Immediately prior to starting at the Trust, she spent three months working for the Civil Party Lead-Co-Lawyers Section of the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Camilla holds an MA in Law from the University of Cambridge, and an LLM in Public International Law and Human Rights from the London School of Economics, where she was awarded the Laura Devine Prize for the Best Performance in Human Rights.

Karin Frodé - Advocacy and Programmes Officer 

Karin Frode
Karin Frodé joined the Equal Rights Trust in March 2017. She helps coordinate the delivery of the Trust’s international projects and is responsible for conducting socio-legal research, delivering training on equality and human rights law and drafting advocacy submissions at the national and international level. 

Karin has a background in legal research and advocacy from working with charities, UN bodies and academic institutions. Prior to joining the Trust she worked as a researcher at a children’s charity in London. In this role she conducted socio-legal research in the field of children’s rights for consultancies with a range of UNICEF offices around the world. Other work experience include academic research concerning the right of children to be heard in judicial proceedings and socio-legal research for a human rights organisation based in Thailand. Karin has also spent time interning at UNHCR and ARTICLE 19 in London where she assisted the Legal Teams with legal research and advocacy in the field of refugee law and freedom of expression.   

Karin 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.

Lucy Maxwell - Legal and Programmes Officer 

Lucy Maxwell
Lucy Maxwell joined the Equal Rights Trust in February 2017.  She is an Australian-qualified human rights lawyer with first hand litigation experience in the U.K., South Africa and Australia.  Lucy contributes to the Trust’s work on the rights to equality and non-discrimination globally through litigation, research, advocacy and movement building, with a focus on litigation and legal analysis.

Lucy has undertaken human rights litigation for governments in Australia and the U.K., and, in a pro bono capacity, for two leading NGOs.  Lucy contributed to regional human rights litigation on behalf of politically active journalists while at the Media Legal Defence Initiative in London, and a successful right to education class action while at the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa.  Lucy is the co-founder of a human rights law reform program for young lawyers in Australia whose work regularly features in national media. 

Lucy holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.  

Yashasvi Chandra - Projects Assistant

Yash Chandra
Yashsvi Chandra joined the Equal Rights Trust in April 2015. He supports the Heads of Advocacy and Litigation to implement our projects.
 
Prior to this, Yashsvi worked with United Nations Global Compact in New Delhi on human rights, labour, environment and sustainability projects. He has expertise in project coordination, monitoring, evaluation and research. Yashvi has also worked on projects for the United Nations Democracy Fund, UN Women, Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Department for International Development.
 
Yashsvi holds an MPhil in Middle Eastern Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has a strong interest in human rights, particularly topics related to refugees, international affairs and conflict-related issues. He has written on international issues for a variety of journals and edited books.