Arise is delighted to announce that Trixie Brenninkmeijer Schürholz has joined its international board of trustees.
Trixie brings to the board long and proven experience in the anti-slavery movement, working to confront human trafficking and related forms of exploitation at both the grassroots and international levels. She was a board member of the Helen Bamber Foundation, which is providing various services for victims of torture and sexual exploitation including long term care and help in writing legal and medical reports. Her commitment to women who have suffered sexual exploitation led her to train as a psychosynthesis counsellor in 2007-2010 and to work in a women only centre for two years.
For the last four years Trixie has been involved in the Thomson Reuters Trust Conference, a leading annual human rights conference which focuses on rule of law issues, and which, in recent years, has concentrated strongly on eradicating modern day slavery in all its forms. Trixie has personal philanthropic experience in the fields of human rights and development, including support for the groups within Arise’s network. In addition to this she remains Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Woolf Institute - the leading centre for the study of Jewish, Christian and Muslim relations. Most important of all, she is mother to seven. As a well known figure in the movement, Trixie will help Arise to amplify the voices of those who struggle to be heard in the human rights community - especially religious sisters, whose work she knows well and profoundly respects. We welcome her with gratitude.