CARE International UK’s campaign ambassador, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst
Dr. Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders in the British suffragette movement is CARE International UK’s campaign ambassador. Helen is also a Senior Technical Advisor for the Water Team of CARE USA with a remit of support to CARE’s water sector work internationally.
Helen was born in Ethiopia and worked there for three years as the Country Representative for WaterAid. She also worked as Head of International Programmes for five years at WOMANKIND Worldwide and for five years as the Regional Manager for the Horn of Africa at the Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD).
Helen’s academic background has been varied, having started in a French school, then an international one, and having been to British (Sussex, Edinburgh) and American (visiting scholar at Vassar) universities. She has a social science PhD (Economics, Anthropology, Sociology and Politics).