Siân Millward

Siân lives in Manchester, finalising her BA at The University of Manchester in Applied Community and Youth Work Studies. She currently works on a women’s programme which supports female offenders by offering an alternative to custody. Siân specialises in women’s experiences of domestic violence, poverty and cohesion to offend. Additionally, she is conducting participative research focusing on women’s experience since the recession.

Siân’s commitment to volunteering began in 2007 when she began volunteering with Oxfam where she is now a Member of the National Youth Board. This role has incorporated facilitating the design and implementation of aims and a three year strategy as well as contributing to an upcoming Parliamentary event on the food justice campaign, ‘Grow’. She has been invited to contribute to Oxfam International’s 2013-2019 global strategy, based on her extensive experience across Oxfam GB campaigns including an internship with the Youth and Schools Department.

Her most rewarding role to date was with leading children’s charity, The Fresh Air Fund where she designed and delivered a two month programme of international relations, campaigns and empowerment workshops with young people from New York City’s ‘projects’. Siân continues to work with socially excluded young people and deprived communities. She also advocates in her roles as Student Representative at The University of Manchester, Trustee for The World Studies Trust and Chair of WomenMATTA Campaigns Group which link to her interests in human rights campaigns

Siân Millward