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Emily Laurie

Global Campaigns Director, Brave Movement
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    Emily Laurie is the Director of Global Campaigns at the Brave Movement, working with survivors and allies to mobilise action to end childhood sexual violence all around the world.

    A global campaign expert for more than fifteen years, working for major child rights organisations such as Plan International and UNICEF, and working as a senior adviser for two ex Prime Ministers on gender and education, she believes change happens when people with lived experience of an issue are given the right outlet, platform, and support to elevate their voice.

    Emily has led visionary advocacy and campaign efforts centred around survivors, from playing a leading role in Malala Day at the United Nations on Malala’s 16th birthday, to mobilising young women with lived experience of child marriage to run campaigns in countries from Bangladesh to Zambia, to leading the global advocacy for a youth survivor centred partnership to end violence in schools, to directing the launch summit of the Brave movement in a consultant capacity.

    Working as an independent consultant for many years before joining the Brave Movement permanently has enabled Emily to experience an incredible range of campaign strategies and tactics, she brings with her the best ideas and insights from the climate sector, to malaria, to working for creative campaign agencies.

    When Emily is not working you can find her sailing, reading, or dancing and laughing with her family and friends.

    • Title of a book that changed your life: On the Road by Jack Kerouac, A Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, and Ellen MacArthur, Taking on the World (I can’t choose one, I read them all when I was 16 and just starting to form my views on the world and my life)
    • A simple pleasure: Going for a swim
    • A podcast you can’t stop thinking about: The Rest is Politics - brilliant, funny and smart bi-partisan political podcast by Alistair Campbell and Rory Stewart
    • The theme song of your life: Fight Song, Rachel Platten
    • Something that gives you hope: My daughter and her commitment to keeping the ocean free from plastic waste, and recycling at age 4!