Julia de Blaauw is a
Officer and Pakistan desk
Officer at Global Human Rights
Defence (GHRD), an international human rights organization working with minority
groups in South Asia ( India,
Nepal, Pakistan and ). GHRD’s objective is to
strengthen and support ethnic, religious and social minorities in Bangladesh South Asia, through fact finding, documentation and
advocacy, education and awareness raising and to strengthen the global dialogue
between South Asian human rights defenders, NGOs and international
organizations and stakeholders.
In her role at GHRD, Julia liases with GHRD’s local partner organizations in South Asia and coordinates human rights reporting and advocacy, she has also been involved in the organization of capacity building conferences in the region and GHRD’s yearly conference at the European Parliament in
In recognition of International Women’s Day 2012, Julia will discuss the situation of women of minority religions in
giving specific reference to the situation for domestic workers and housemaids
and the high numbers of kidnappings and forced conversions of minority women.
She will also discuss GHRD’s findings from a recent fact finding mission to the
region of Pakistan Administered Kashmir and the situation for minorities living