Welcome to my website. I work as a Consultant and Writer in International Human Rights Advocacy, specialising in the rights of women and children, and child protection. I contribute to human rights programming and policy making through my communications, writing, research, evaluation and project management skills.
I have extensive knowledge of international human rights law, and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Social Change.
The organisations I have worked for include intergovernmental, international development and advocacy organisations, such as the Africa Child Policy Forum, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (
I naturally see the big picture and the interplay between complex social factors, and enjoy strategic planning, analysis and evaluation. One of my key strengths is my writing ability, especially in assimilating complex and detailed information and presenting it in a logical and accessible way.
I am very creative both in terms of generating ideas and in terms of artistic inputs. For example using multimedia such as conceptualising cartoons and illustrations and producing videos to help bring to life complex written materials.
Field research and meeting the people affected by the issues I work on is something I really enjoy. I have been praised for my ability to put children and adults at ease as they tell me their rich and sometimes painful stories. It is these individuals, such as a community against child marriage in Ethiopia, who are human rights’ greatest advocates.
I am based in the UK and have experience of international development and human rights in numerous countries. I am happy to travel, and have worked in or conducted field visits to: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, and Zambia.
I have a broad base of knowledge and experience of the UN system, having:
- Studied International Human Rights Law and the UN human rights treaty system;
- Worked at the UN Secretariat in New York;
- Attended hearings of country reports at meetings of the Committee Against Torture and Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva;
- Interviewed the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO);
- Written for the UN Chronicle Magazine;
- Worked as a consultant to various UNICEF offices.
Please click on the links below to read more about my skills in human rights advocacy:
- Communications Support
- Programmatic Support
- Research and Writing
- Project Management
- Training and Speaking
“Elizabeth managed the challenges of a campaign run in over 60 countries with multiple NGOs, with consummate skill and ease. Her human rights knowledge means Elizabeth is not only well equipped for such challenges, but she’s also an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Kate Norgrove, Communications Manager Global Movement for Children
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