Tricia is an advocate for children’s and women’s rights, committed to combating social injustice and realizing the human rights of disenfranchised women and children in the UK and worldwide. She has 20 years of experience working for a range of social justice organizations in both paid and unpaid capacities. Before moving into children’s rights and international development, Tricia spent a decade in youth work, community development, urban regeneration, and capacity development in the UK. She led a range of initiatives designed to combat social injustice and exclusion, working for organizations including the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, Social Development Direct, and the Tutu Foundation UK. She was formerly Chair of Eaves for Women, an organization at the forefront of challenging violence against women and girls. She established an INGO that supports community-based initiatives in South India intended to combat human trafficking and the commercial domestic and sexual exploitation of women and children.
As Director of Child to Child since 2010, Tricia has led the organization through a period of transformation and modernization, overseeing implementation of award-winning programs and expanding its networks and partnerships. She co-chairs BOND’s Child Rights Working Group, which is working closely with the UK Department for International Development to support development of its new Protecting Children’s Hub. Tricia has a Masters in Voluntary Sector Organization from the London School of Economics.