Maggie Parks OBE

Maggie Parks

I would describe myself as a feminist activist who has been involved with women’s issues for most of my adult life.

However, I have worked primarily with issues of Violence Against Women and Girls and in particular sexual violence and survivor led services. I was a co-founder of Worcester Rape Crisis Centre in the mid eighties and then a co-founder of the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Cornwall (WRSAC) in the mid nineties. As the Chief Executive of WRSAC I led the organisation from a completely voluntary one, to become one of the largest Rape Crisis Centres in the country and then through its rebranding into The Women’s Centre Cornwall, until I retired at the end of March 2020. I have served as a trustee on the Rape Crisis England and Wales Board of Trustees and for nearly ten years I have been a trustee of EVAW (End Violence Against Women Coalition) a national membership organisation that undertakes campaigning and lobbying on behalf of the VAWG sector.
I live in Cornwall with my partner and two cats.