Jenny joined Zero Tolerance in October 2007 in an education role, and from July 2008 to March 2011 she worked to develop and co-ordinate the VAW Prevention Network and to develop new approaches to preventing violence. Since April 2011 she has held the post of Coordinator, managing the staff team, overseeing all project work and leading on the organisation’s policy and media work. Prior to joining Zero Tolerance Jenny worked for the Equal Opportunities Commission, an education funding agency and a health charity. She is married with two young children.
Laura joined Zero Tolerance in 2010, having previously worked for YWCA Scotland and the Scottish Government. Laura’s role involves supporting the work of the Coordinator and managing a range of projects including Porcupine, a young people-led campaign to challenge the normalisation of pornography; work with grassroots activists; promoting the use of the Money and Power and Pleasure vs. Profit films to combat commercial sexual exploitation, and co-running the Gender Based Violence Research Network. Laura is currently completing an MSc dissertation on young women’s learning about sexual pleasure.
Fiona joined the Zero Tolerance team in December 2012. Her role is to process routine financial transactions, maintain accurate records and to provide regular financial reports for ZT staff, board and funders. In addition to her work as a book-keeper within the environment/ voluntary sector, Fiona is a qualified teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages and teaches on Edinburgh College’s Community Based ESOL programme. Fiona has also worked in catering, complementary therapies, on board a Tall Ship and as a travel guide. She is married and spends her free time at the allotment.
Liz joined Zero Tolerance in July 2012 as Capacity Building Officer. Her background is in youth work, where she started out working for YWCA Scotland as a young women’s worker, before moving on to detached youth work with the Jack Kane Community Centre in Craigmillar. Liz has just returned from a year in Oxford working for student campaigning organisation People & Planet as their Schools and Colleges Co-Ordinator. She is happy to be back in Edinburgh and spends her spare time performing comedy and getting involved in various local campaigns.
Anne joined the team in July 2012. Anne’s role is to develop and promote the ‘Respect’ education pack for schools and youth groups, and also to work with businesses on improving their awareness on how violence against women affects the workplace. The PACT scheme (policy, action, communication, and training) assists employers to look at reducing the impact of violence against women by developing policy and training for staff. Anne has a background in equality and human rights across both the public and voluntary sectors, and has worked with a range of organisations in practice and policy development in these areas, and in particular, specialising in gender equality.
Kirsten joined the team in July 2012. Her role includes the upkeep of the Violence Prevention Network and Zero Tolerance websites, writing the newsletter and gathering resources. Kirsten comes from a background of event management, PR and design, both in the charity and private sector. She graduated in 2009 with an honours degree in Media and Communications, (Glasgow Caledonian University) focusing her dissertation on the differing feminist perspectives of pornography.
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