Mari-Claire has been a member of RESURJ since 2012 and is currently a member of the secretariat. Mari-Claire has worked in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Rights for over 8 years, most recently as the Executive Coordinator of the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Executive Coordinator and Board member of YouAct, European Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights.
Alongside working with homeless and at-risk young people in Croatia, Bosnia, Vietnam and Nigeria, Mari-Claire has worked on various projects within her own community in the UK; on projects focused on housing for young people leaving care, empowerment programs for young women leaving prison, entrepreneurial projects for young people from low-income communities and developing and delivering sexual health programs with homeless young people in London through the UK Family Planning Association and Centrepoint. Mari-Claire was previously the youth coordinator with FORWARD UK working with young women from Female Genital Mutilation practicing communities in the UK.
Mari-Claire has also worked as a Campaigns Officer and on an IPPF research project related to child marriage and holds a degree in development studies and women in Islam from Middlesex University.
Organization website: http://resurj.org
Country: United Kingdom