The Trust Conference Changemakers Programme funds frontline activists and human rights defenders from around the world to attend the annual conference. In 2018, we received applications from 90 countries and selected Changemakers with expert knowledge of our conference themes.

This year, we will award up to 60 scholarships to applicants from diverse disciplines who will bring their unique perspectives and take action at Trust Conference. The Trust Conference Changemakers Programme offers access to an influential gathering of NGOs, heads of corporations, lawyers, public servants and philanthropists.

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Levels of Support

Selection will be based on a rating system developed by the Changemakers Programme review committee. Successful applicants will use their bursary (if applicable) to cover travel, visa and accommodation costs to attend Trust Conference 2019. There is no further funding available to cover expenses. Support will be awarded in three tiers:
Ticket only
One non-transferable ticket to attend both days of Trust Conference
Partial scholarship
One non-transferable ticket to attend both days of Trust Conference and a £750 bursary to help cover travel and accommodation expenses
Full scholarship
One non-transferable ticket to attend both days of Trust Conference and a £1,250 bursary to help cover travel and accommodation expenses


The Trust Conference Changemakers Programme is open to all applicants working in the area of human rights. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate how their participation in Trust Conference will enhance their work and impact.


Changemaker Programme applications will open in March 2019.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in late July or early August 2019, depending on how quickly we are able to process the large number of applications received.

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Abhinav Khanal

Co-Founder & Operations Director, Bean Voyage

Abida Pehlic

President/Program Manager, Novi put

Ahmad Al Rashid

Student and Activist

Ahmad Nawaz

Education and Peace Activist

Ahmed Raza

Social Activist

Aissa Walet Mohamed Aboubacrine

Islamic Relief Mali

Alejandra Acosta

Co-founder, Break the Silence Project

Alexandra Abrudean

Association for Liberty and Equality of Gender - A.L.E.G. Romania

Alketa Spahiu

Italian Ministry of Interior Affairs - Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans

Amina Evangelista Swanepoel

Founding Executive Director, Roots of Health

Ana Bulgar Murray

Co- Founder, Black Button Books

Andrea Powell

Founder and Executive Director of FAIR Girls

Angel Saltos

Executive Director, Moonlight International

Ankit Khanal

Founder and Programme Director, Community Solutions Initiative- Nepal

Anna Zobnina

Strategy & Policy Coordinator, European Network of Migrant Women

Anny Tengamendite Modi

Women's Rights Activist

Anta Brachou

Hibiscus Initiatives

Aria Mia Loberti

University of Rhode Island

Aris Kardasilaris

Anti Human Trafficking Consultant and Strategist

Arrey Ojong Eyumeneh

Human Rights Officer, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)

Ashif Shaikh

Co-founder, Jan Sahas

Asia Kamukama

Development Economist

Asiya Mohammed

Conflict Women, Ltd

Awa Diédhiou

Donor Relations Assistant, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Aysel Asgarova

National Co-ordinator - YPEER, Azerbaijan

Azadeh Bahramji

Human Rights Activist and Author

Boram Jang

Vice Secretary-General, MINBYUN - Lawyers for a Democratic Society

Caitlin Wyndham

Resources and Partnerships Leader, Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

Carolyn Seaman

Founder & Creative Director of Girls Voices Initiative

Celia Boyd

Managing Director, SHE Investments

Chido Matewa

Co-founder, Africa Women Filmmakers Trust

Christina Moreno

Founder/Legal Consultant, SheMatters Organisation

Christina Sargsyan

Research Officer, International Center for Human Development

Christine Du Preez

Director, Hoedspruit Training Trust

Crystal Mogensen

The Maa Trust

Cynthia Simkonda

Programme Officer, Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy

Diane Powers

Founder and President of Madaworks

Diego Tabares


Dina Shaikhislam

Children's Development Foundation

Dipina Sharma Rawal

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Divyadarshan Chandraseakr

Social entrepreneur, researcher, vice-president of

Donga Nqobizitha

Zimbabwe Christian Alliance - Hwange Office

Elaine Cristina Alencar

Public Ministry of the State of Paraíba

Emily Bild

Director for Global Programs, GoPhilanthropic Foundation

Erika Mosebach-Kornelsen

The Justice Project

Ertan Karabiyik

Director at Development Workshop Cooperative

Fale Lesa

Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Farhad Wajdi

Ebtakar Inspiring Entrepreneurs of Afghanistan (EIEAO)

Fatima Kissi Traore

Software Engineer & Drive Forward Ambassador

Florence Nassali

Founder, Real Women Organisation

Florin Helf

Out Right Action International

Gawie Kanjemba

Lawyer and Activist

Gil Machado Torres

Teacher, University of Toulouse

Goutam Kumar Sanyal

Project Technical Expert, Lotus Shishu Shadan

Hadeel Abd Elmoula

Médecins Sans Frontières

Hanh Dang

Country Program Coordinator, The Australian-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Harmeet Kaur

Co-founder, The Pink Foundation

Heidy Quah

Founder, Refuge for the Refugees

Hellen Waiswa Lunkuse

Human Rights Defender

Ihsan Ullah

Chief Executive, Alliance for Peace & Disability Rights (APDR)

Iman Traboulsi

Founder, MIDAL

Irene Hirzel

Managing Director, ACT212

Iyad Alqaisi

Co-Founder, Justice Clinic

Janet Rogers


Janette Akhilgova

Works with Peacebuilding UK, Chief of the Board, RC-DEV

Javed Hussain

Executive Director, Sindh Community Foundation

Jawhratelkmal Kanu


Jigme Konchok

Tsuma, Drukpa Order

Jihyun Park

Project Manager, Connect North Korea

Josephine Aparo

Head of the International Justice Mission’s Aftercare Department in Uganda

Josie Collins

Casework Officer, Kalayaan

Khadicha Abysheva

President, Legal Center for Women's Initiatives

Khalipa Babalwa Dube

Founder, Fly Black Child Project

Khalisa Shahverdi

Women/human rights and social justice activist in Azerbaijan

Kirill Boychenko

Campaign Coordinator, International Labor Rights Forum

Lalaina Randriarimanana

Co-founder and General Coordinator, Liberty 32

Lavdi Zymberi

Field Coordinator, Equality and Gender Mainstreaming Across Borders

Layth Slewa

Planning specialist, HOBY Iraq

Lilian David


Lilian Patricia Masebenza

Founder, Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network

Lisa Parsons

Social Justice Advocate

Loria-Mae Heywood

PhD researcher, University of Hull

Lorik Keshish Hartoun

Chief Executive Director, GOALS

Luciana Campello

Gender Consultant at the Pan-American Health Organization in Brazil



Malish Joseph

Senior Operations Assistant, IOM

Maria del Pilar Domínguez

Villa Teresita and University of Valencia

Maria Javier Brugarolas

President, Kazakhstan Foundation for Cultural Social and Educational Development (KFCSED)

Mariana Wenzel

CEO and Co-Founder, ANTHUS

Marina Charles

Trafficking Unit Coordinator, Guyana Women Miners Organisation

Maryna Manchenko

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Melissa Fairey

Community Development Worker and Youth Advocate

Michael Kanyigi

Psychological Counsellor & Health care manager

Mojisola Adewumi

Creative Director/Founder, 21st Century Entrepreneur Initiatives/Royal

Monica Salazar


Morsad Adil

Managing Partner, Morsad Adil

Mugerwa Martin Beckham

Country Director, Youth Alive Liberia

Muthaka Alphonse

Founder and Director, Congo Men's Network

Nadia Al-Sakkaf

Researcher & Human Rights Advocate

Natasha Dimitrovska

Activist & Communications Specialist

Natasha Latiff

Human Rights Lawyer

Natasha Schoultz

Anti-Human Trafficking Project Leader, Operation Mobilization

Nda Helmina

Projects Coordinator, Centre for Assistance to Victims of Trafficking and Violence (CAVT)

Neelam Sharma

Free the Slaves

Nevena Borisova

Journalist and Poet

Noella Coursaris Musunka

Founder, Malaika

Noorzia Afridi

Founder, SAWERA

Nyaradzo Mashayamombe

Founding Director, Tag a Life International Trust

Patricia Carmona


Paula Kweskin

Human Rights Attorney

Pema Lhaki

Executive Director, NFCC

Pranitha Timothy


Prita Jha

Founder and President, Peace and Equality Cell ( PEC)

Raafia Raees Khan

Vice CEO, SWAaT for Pakistan

Racha Haffar

Founder & President of ‘Not 4 Trade'

Raluca Negulescu-Balaci

Executive Director, Policy Center for Roma and Minorities

Rethabile Konopo

Consultant and Founder, Konopo & Partner Labour Law consultancy

Richard Yohane

Activist, Rights Institute for Social Empowerment (RISE)

Rujuta Teredesai

Co-founder & Director, Equal Community Foundation

Rukshana Rizwie

News Editor, Daily News

Ryoko Minagawa

Founder and Secretary-General, Lawyers for Trafficked Victims

Samah Mansur

Officer of gender and women's rights unit, The Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development - ACT

Samantha Sibanda

Founder, Signs of Hope Trust

Sanaulhaq Ahmadzai

Chairman and Trustee, ICRAA

Sandra Miyanga Muya

Slave Free Trade

Sandrine Henton

Investment Director, Educate Global Fund

Sebastián Arévalo Sánchez

Co-Founder and CEO, Fundación Pasos Libres

Shafeea Riza

Co-Founder, Family Legal Clinic

Shaima Aly

Co-founder, Net Impact Oman Hub

Shaista Gohir

Director, Muslim Women's Network UK

Smarita Sengupta

Found and director, Destiny Reflection

Sok Phay Sean

Child Helpline Cambodia

Sokea Yoem

Project Manager, Hagar International Foundation

Stephen Diaz

Belize Youth Empowerment for Change

Suvekshya Joshi

Outreach Worker, Shakti Women's Aid

Taffan Ako Sharif

Student and Social Entrepreneur, EmpowHERments and TISFF

Talita Melo

Editor, Women's Observatory

Ucha Nanuashvili

Former Public Defender (Ombudsman) 2012-2017; Human Rights Centre

Uuriintsolmon Narantsetseg

National Center Against Violence

Veronica Flores

Founder and General Manager, AGAPE

Virginia Ifaediro

Vital Voices fellow & Development professional

Virginia Ifeadiro

Initiative for Food, Environment and Health Society

Volha Damarad

Human Rights Lawyer, University of Tartu

Yostina Boules

Co-founder, Taqa Solutions

​Ackel Zwane

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