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Focusing on issues of hate crimes, asylum, family and rule of law, Jules works to develop and implement advocacy strategies and policy initiatives for bringing legal, political and social change for LGBTI people across Europe. Her responsibilities include advocacy with European institutions, national governments and other stakeholders; strengthening the capacities of policymakers, civil society and practitioners to transform political commitments into concrete action; and building relationships with relevant stakeholders.
Jules holds a Master in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, as well as a BA (Hons) in Business Economics and Finance from the University of Nottingham in Malaysia and China. Prior to joining ILGA-Europe, she gained extensive experience as a writer and editor, and engaged with human rights issues in a variety of capacities. These include refugee relief activities in Greece, projects in support of indigenous communities in India and Malaysia, and programmatic work at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands.
Passionate about languages, Jules is fluent in English, Swiss German and Malay, conversational in High German, Mandarin Chinese and Indonesian, and a developing speaker of French and Dutch.