Ruth has been working in the Ending Violence Against Women sector since 2006. She has worked in a variety of frontline and management roles in helplines, advocacy and counselling services (Rape Crisis and Domestic Abuse Services). She has worked on leading campaigns and policy changes for the End Violence Against Women Coalition. She is a qualified counsellor with an expertise in trauma, narrative approaches and the needs of young people. She is passionate about the role of women’s services and supporting them to evidence their unique strengths based approach to empowerment as a way to create more justice for women and children. She led the development, evaluation and programme management for Women’s Aid’s flagship approach Change That Lasts. She is currently the Vice Chair of Surviving Economic Abuse. She has a masters degree in Human Rights from the University of Sussex.