Rights Lab Research Fellow in Antislavery Civil Society
Esther Weir works as part of the Rights Lab’s Law and Policy Programme on a range of projects about antislavery governance, civil society and survivor support. Currently she is working with Dr Emily Wyman on enhancing systems for multi-sector, multi-organization cooperation to support network strengthening and enhance the impact of civil society organisations on ending modern slavery. Her research interests are in antislavery governance globally and locally, NGO management, the support needs of survivors, gender, and methods to reduce the push factors for slavery. She recently completed her LLM in Human Rights Law at Queens University Belfast. Before joining the Rights Lab team, Esther engaged with a number of third sector organisations in the areas of refugees, and asylum seekers, survivor support, and youth empowerment, from sitting on the Board of Directors through to direct client interaction and support.