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Founded in 2017, Manushya Foundation serves as a bridge to engage, mobilise, and empower agents of change by: connecting humans through inclusive coalition building and; by developing strategies focused at placing local communities’ voices in the centre of human rights advocacy and domestic implementation of international human rights obligations and standards.


Manushya Foundation strengthens the solidarity and capacity of communities and grassroots to ensure they can constructively raise their own concerns and provide solutions in order to improve their livelihoods and the human rights situation on the ground.


Human Rights Research & Advocacy Officer

Charlotte Lush is our Human Rights Advocacy & Media Officer, responsible for social media and communications, human rights advocacy and for providing support on business and human rights research. Originally from the UK, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Ethics from the University of Brighton and a Master’s degree in Human Rights from the University of Sussex. Charlotte is deeply passionate about community empowerment, and in particular centering the voices of communities in policy development. Her research interests include business & human rights, gender and women’s rights, and sex worker’s rights. Before joining Manushya Foundation, she worked with The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe analyzing the impact of abolitionist legal frameworks on the rights of sex workers in Europe.

Charlotte believes in Manushya’s vision as throughout the course of her masters, she became increasingly aware of the, often problematic, way in which human rights and development issues are approached. She knew that she wanted to work in an organization that centered the voices of communities in the fight for human rights, something that is unfortunately often forgotten. Manushya Foundation offers her the opportunity to not only work on essential human rights issues, but also allowed her to work in a non-profit organization that aligned deeply with her values. While at Manushya, more than anything, she hopes to be able to take advantage of the skills that she has to empower communities to take control of their own experiences of human rights. To contribute to this, she is in charge of advancing Manushya’s advocacy and research efforts, and in doing so provide communities with a platform to share some of the genuinely inspiring work they are doing.

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