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23 September 2020

Front Line Defenders appoints Olive Moore as Deputy Director

Front Line Defenders has named Olive Moore as the organisation’s new Deputy Director. The Dublin native takes up the role in September.

Olive joins Front Line Defenders having worked with Trocaire as Head of Programmes. Prior to that she was Head of Knowledge and Learning at the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) at the Word Bank in Washington DC.

Speaking to staff after her appointment was confirmed, Moore said: “I have been an admirer and supporter of Front Line Defenders for many years and am delighted to now be joining as Deputy Director."

"The work of Human Rights Defenders is critical to protecting vulnerable groups and communities, and ensuring fair and just societies. I believe that now, more then ever, Human Rights Defenders need our recognition and support, so they can safely and effectively challenge injustice, corruption and oppression."
- Olive Moore, Deputy Director

"I am looking forward to working with the vast network of Human Rights Defenders we support all over the world, the Front Line Defenders team, partner NGOs, and our supportive donors.”

"I am delighted to welcome Olive as Deputy Director," said Andrew Anderson, Executive Director, "Olive brings rich and diverse experience to the role together with a passionate commitment to the protection of human rights defenders."

Olive Moore Biography

Olive Moore

Olive's passion for human rights and social justice began when she became a member Amnesty International at the age of sixteen. Her activism and interest in global politics and international relations led her to undertaking a Degree in Politics and Social Policy in UCD, and then a European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy.

Olive’s experience at the beginning of her career with Trocaire, of living in Kenya and working in South Sudan and Somalia, and the Human Rights Defenders she met during this time, formed her lasting appreciation of, and deep respect for, the work of HRDs.

Olive has held a number of roles in Trocaire, including Human Rights Officer, Policy Officer, Governance and Human Rights Coordinator, and Head of Programmes for the last four and a half years. Previously, she also interned in the Human Rights Unit of the European Commission, worked for the Irish Government at the UN Commission on Human Rights, and spent two years working at the World Bank in Washington DC.