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Kate Agha – Executive Director

Kate Agha is the Executive Director and a Co-Founder of OAC. She has experience in outreach work with girls and women from migrant communities suffering all types of domestic abuse and specialised in supporting women at risk of honour-based violence. She has an MA in Humanitarian and Development Practice and previously practised law as a solicitor. Her research includes thesis study on violence against women in Pakistan and she has run local campaigns for Amnesty International Oxford City. Kate has a passion for working with young people and is the designer of the charity’s creative arts projects.

Kate Clayton-Hathway – Research Director

Fatou Ceesay – Community Outreach Director

Kaddy Touray – Director

Kaddy is an Anti-FGM Advocate and studying to become a midwife. She previously volunteered as Women’s Rights Coordinator for Amnesty International Gambia and is a representative of the Oxford Gambian community. She is passionate about stopping inequalities between men and women, ending violence against women and girls and human rights.

Lena el-Hindi – Director

Lena El-Hindi is a Capacity Building and Training Specialist and Representative of the Oxford Sudanese community. Lena previously worked as Gender and Child Rights Advisor for Plan International, UNFPA and the UN Ministry of Welfare in Sudan. Lena has graduated from a combined degree in Law and Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is currently reading an LLM in Human Rights Law.

James Tarlton – Volunteer Website Manager

James Tarlton is a Physics PhD student at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford. His research is in the area of trapped-ion quantum computing.

Patron and Trustees

Dr Brenda Kelly – Patron

Papers and Blogs by Dr Kelly:

The narrative around FGM needs to move beyond prosecution (15/02/2018)

Joanne McEwan – Chair and Trustee

Dr Sharon Dixon – Treasurer and Trustee

Sobia Afridi – Trustee

Toyosi Atoyebi – Trustee

Richard Coleman – Trustee

Richard is a solicitor and Partner at Royds Withy King in Oxford where he specialises in clinical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants and their families. Richard loves travel and experiencing different countries and cultures and is also a passionate follower of most sports, especially his beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.

Miranda Dobson – Trustee

Miranda is a Trustee for OAC and the Communications Manager for Orchid Project, an anti-FGM charity based in London. Prior to joining Orchid Project, Miranda gained experience as a journalist, a marketer for Oxford University Press, and most recently in charity communications. She is passionate about women’s rights, and set up the Oxford branch of anti-street harassment organisation, Hollaback! Miranda holds an MSc in Modern Literature from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in English literature from Newcastle University.

Benn Kiley – Trustee

Caroline Pinder – Trustee

Youth Wing

Emily – Artist

Oxford born-and-bred, I have always had a passion for art as well as human rights. I am currently studying anthropology at university and hope to continue combining creativity with activism well into the future.

Millie

Millie is in her last year of school and aims to travel before studying history and politics at university, then going into journalism. She is passionate about women’s rights, especially in the context of intersectionality, and thinks that initiating conversations on supposedly “taboo” subjects is a key way to raise awareness.

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