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.

Pouya Fard - Legal Research Intern

Pouya Fard
Pouya Fard began working with the Trust in May 2017. He supports the Trust’s litigation and advocacy programmes, including supporting the implementation of its thematic and country-specific projects implemented globally. More specifically, he provides assistance to the Trust’s global research project on promoting primary school enrolment and to research for the Trust’s country report series which assessing patterns of discrimination and national legal frameworks in specific countries.

Before the Trust, Pouya volunteered at the Dutch Refugee Council. He supported legal research on stateless persons at the Public Interest Litigation Project and on migrants at the University of Groningen. He holds a BA in International Relations and an LLM in Public International Law (cum laude) from the University of Groningen. 

Elektra Clark - Legal Research Intern

Elektra
Elektra joined the Trust in May 2017. She supports the Trust’s litigation and advocacy programmes, including supporting the implementation of its thematic and country-specific projects implemented globally.

Elektra is currently studying an LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice at SOAS University and she holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Glasgow. Elektra has previously interned with two law firms in Singapore and has volunteered with Mercy Corps Europe and Childline.

 
 
Charlotte Broyd - Communications Manager

Charlotte Broyd

Charlotte Broyd joined the Trust in March 2015. She oversees its communications strategies, media promotion, promotional events, digital communications, promotional materials and the publication process of equality resources. The main media activities Charlotte manages include, developing relationships and press lists and writing and pitching press communications. She organises promotional events in the UK and overseas, including the Trust’s annual Bob Hepple Equality Award. The digital tools she manages include, the Trust’s website and project-specific websites, email updates to supporters and social media tools, TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube. Charlotte has developed materials including infographicsbrochures and flyers for the Trust and has overseen the publication process of 15+ resources, she has drafted storyboards and worked with freelancers to produce several films. Charlotte also manages the Trust virtual working Equality Volunteers Network and its IT.

Before the Trust, Charlotte worked with a number of non-profit organisations in the UK and in low income countries, including the Partnership for Child Development, Feedback Madagascar, Oxfam, Progressio and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. She holds an MSc in International Development from Bristol University.

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.

Yashasvi Chandra - Projects Assistant

Yash Chandra
Yashasvi Chandra joined the Equal Rights Trust in April 2015. He supports the Projects and Development Manager in the management and co-ordination of the Trust’s projects implemented globally. He is responsible for the planning and design of project budgets for funding proposals and ensuring that the budgets of the Trust’s projects are contractually compliant. He works with project partners to ensure effective financial reporting.

Prior to the Trust, Yashasvi worked with the United Nations Global Compact and a number of non-profit organisations in India. He managed projects on human rights, labour, and social development issues. He holds a MSc in Human Rights from London School of Economics and an MPhil in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has written on international issues for a number of journals and books.