Jen Ang Director of Policy and Strategy
Jen is a co-founder and Director, responsible for strategy and development as well as oversight of our policy, communications and training. She also leads our Scottish Just Law Centre (SJLC) and our social enterprise, JRS Knowhow.
Jen is an experienced human rights lawyer qualified to practice in Scotland, England and Wales, and New York State. She is a legal expert on asylum, human rights and children’s rights, and on the rights of survivors of torture, and is regularly asked to speak, and contribute to research, policy and publications in these areas.
Jen is also an experienced lecturer in law with the Open University, lecturing on Scots law and the law of England and Wales. She is an enthusiastic advocate of open education and widening access to education for all.
Karin Goodwin Senior Communications Consultant
Karin is our Senior Communications Consultant to our JustCitizens project. She an award winning social affairs journalist and communication specialist based in Glasgow. She is also a co-editor and director of the investigations platform The Ferret. Other current work includes community media projects as well as her consultancy role at JustRight Scotland.
She has written for a wide-range of Scottish and UK publications and websites, worked as a researcher on radio docs and short films, and managed a UK-wide grassroots charity – the Pavement – producing a magazine/online resource for homeless people. She has provided communications support from content production to strategy for a number of third sector organisations.
Talat Yaqoob Senior Policy and Public Affairs Consultant
Talat is our Senior Policy and Public Affairs Consultant to our JustCitizens project. She has been working across equalities issues for over 12 years, she is a campaigner and consultant who has worked on system and policy change for women, focusing on intersecting inequalities.
She was previously the director of a national organisation focused on women’s equality in the workplace. She has a background in public affairs, social research and training and development. She has previously worked across further and higher education, mental health and wellbeing and men’s violence against women. Talat has managed a number of projects in the Third Sector and worked in the Scottish Parliament as an equalities researcher.
In 2014, she co-founded, and currently chairs, the cross-party campaign group Women 50:50, advocating for fair representation of women in councils and in the Scottish Parliament. She is a member of the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls, a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and has been a board member and chair for a number of charities focused on equality and international development.