Emma is Founding Director of GRF having designed and implemented programmes for persecuted minorities with a focus to increase their resilience. Committed to collaboration she has chaired events at UN CSW and is now a representative of GRF on the UK FoRB Forum iaunched in 2020 at the request of the UK government following a ground-breaking report requested by the Foreign Office in which GRF contributed.
GRF Senior Advisor
Oluwafunmilayo (Funmi) is a Professor of Gender and Development, Senior Fellow and Member of the National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau State, Nigeria, and National Coordinator of Christian Women for Excellence and Empowerment in Nigerian Society (CWEENS)
GRF Senior Advisor
Aashima is CEO of EFIC@R in India. She is a Human Rights Lawyer and works in the area of Freedom of Religion or Belief and Anti-Trafficking. She has supported GRF through providing evidence at the Commission for the Status of Women at the United Nations side event and has worked in exploring issues of discrimination for religious minorities in India.
GRF is committed to a high level of duty of care for those who contribute to their conferences and share their stories. Petra attended the GRF conference in Abuja, Nigeria in 2019 and Leuven in 2017 to provide pastoral care for all participants. Petra is based in the UK and continues to support many participants of both conferences.
GRF Creative Advisor and Intergenerational Champion
Vicki is a UK based drama practitioner, trainer, writer and founding director of Endeavour 831, an arts organisation specialising in using the arts to empower and engage people with social justice issues and advocacy. Vicki helps to present our research in accessible ways through performance and has supported GRF in presentations in Canada and at the UN Commission for the Status of Women.
Researcher & Administrator
Rachel joined the team in 2020, providing administration and research support to GRF and its work as part of the UK FoRB Forum. She recently completed a Masters degree in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, with a research focus on representation of women of faith in the Nigerian conflict.