I started as a Health Trainee in 2011 after completing my Masters in Public Health and have since worked in a range of roles including advisory and project coordination in Burundi, South Sudan, Liberia and Sierra Leone. I was drawn to public health because it felt like such an injustice that so many people were not able to meet such a basic need, and an injustice that affected women disproportionately. After working on various health projects, including maternal and child health and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, it became clear to me that it was the underlying inequalities that were the issues I wanted to work on.
I’ve worked as Equality Advisor for the last three years, after six years overseas with Concern, and my focus is supporting our country programmes to identify and transform the inequalities that affect us achieving our ultimate goal of poverty reduction. We are steadily working towards more gender transformative programming, promoting equality in all areas of our work, and I’m proud to be pushing that forward.