Ruth A. Richardson (she/her/hers), General Board member of International Network of Liberal Women (INLW)
Equal rights for women and girls are central to her human rights policy!
She was born in Aruba, Oranjestad (Dutch Caribbean and The Caribbean), on september the 7th, 1972 and has lived in the Netherlands for about 35 years now. Since 2017 she is a ‘Researcher and developing, discussion and debate. She writes policy notes, amendments, statements and resolutions about women’s and girls’ rights, Gender (in)equality, Climate Change and Human Rights. Furthermore she is a NGO delegate for INLW at the UN, UNECE and member of the EU Committee FEMM on ‘Rights of Women and Gender Equality’.
She recently worked with the Women and Gender Constituency and wrote the topic “Ensure rights to water and sanitation in all climate action” for the COP26 in Glasgow.
She also worked with the Network UN Women’s Convention / Dutch CEDAW network and participated in writing for the topic ‘Women’s Rights beyond Gender Neutrality: in Word’s and in Actions’ and she also wrote three topics including Gender issues, Poverty and Inequality and Consultation and participation for the UNECE, working group on Women, Water and Climate Change.
At the moment she works at the Water Autority as a policy supporter and advisor, were she has followed several higher professional education and courses such as Water management and Information management.
In the coming years she will continue to work to improve the position of women and girls in the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world.