is the Director of Agenda
, the alliance for women and girls at risk; ‘an alliance of organisations and individuals who have come together to campaign for change for women and girls at risk.’
Agenda believes that ‘society is failing to adequately protect and support women and girls who face the most extensive violence, abuse, trauma and inequality,’ and calls for 'systems and services to be redesigned with women and girls at their heart so that they can access the support they need to rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.’ [Source: Agenda website].
Before becoming Director of Agenda, Katharine was Head of Policy and Campaigns at Crisis where she built and led a new team which delivered change for homeless people. She has previously worked in public affairs and parliament.
Katharine regularly speaks at conferences and in parliament. She has written for the Guardian, Independent and New Statesman, and is a trustee of Bail for Immigration Detainees and the TDS Charitable Foundation.