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Margaret Small - Acting Chair

Margaret Small was a Children's Reporter for over 32 years working in and around the Glasgow area. She is Honorary Secretary of the Scottish Association for the Study of Offending, and was recently seconded to the Scottish Government as Getting it Right for Every Child Pathfinder Coordinator (Domestic Abuse). The aim of the Pathfinder was to improve the response to children exposed to domestic abuse, encouraging local partners to look at their culture, systems and practice and make the changes necessary.

Lesley Orr 

Lesley is a feminist historian, writer and activist, currently based at the University of Edinburgh, and previously at Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) where her task was to develop national education and training for the Scottish Government’s Strategy to address Violence Against Women. In the 1990s she coordinated a University of Edinburgh action-research project: Out of the Shadows: Christianity and Violence Against Women in Scotland. Along with Eurig Scandrett and SWA colleagues she has pioneered the innovative course in gender justice, masculinities and violence at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh. For over twenty years, Lesley has been involved in movements challenging gender inequality abuse and violence against women and has been active in feminist and political organisations including A Woman’s Claim of Right for Scotland, Engender and the Lydia Project (capacity building for women-run social projects in Eastern Europe), and has been a Zero Tolerance Trustee for the past seven years.

Kainde Manji

Kainde Manji Works for Close the Gap, a Scottish Government funded initiative that works to develop and enable activity to close the gender pay gap in Scotland. Prior to this she spent two years as sabbatical women’s officer for NUS Scotland where she campaigned on a number of issues including securing an additional £2million in childcare funding for student parents in Scotland. She has also worked for Glasgow Anti Racist Alliance and spent a gap year volunteering in South Africa with children and adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Professor Lyn Tett

Professor Lyn Tett is Professor of Community Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of Edinburgh; her research has involved investigation of factors such as class, gender, disability that lead to exclusion of adults from post-compulsory education and of actions community education might take to promote social inclusion.

Natalie Masterson

Natalie Masterson has recently joined the ZT board and brings with her experiences of campaigning and tackling gender based violence from her role as Head of Membership Development at the National Union of Students' Scotland. Natalie's interest in feminism was sparked when she studied Politics and Sociology at the University of Strathclyde and her background in youth work has given her a paticular interest in the affects of violence against women on young people.

Rebecca Heller

Rebecca is a doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology, currently doing a PhD in sexual and reproductive health. She worked at Edinburgh Women's Rape & Abuse Centre for five years and is particularly interested in where women's sexual health and women's equality intersect.  Rebecca is also a member of Edinburgh's foremost women's barbershop chorus!

David Baxter

David is a chartered accountant who worked for the Bank of Scotland for 24 years in Business and Corporate Banking. David has a number of other voluntary roles with East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health, Fields in Trust and Renfrewshire Community Health Initiative. As Treasurer, David brings financial skills and business experience to the Board.




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