Julia Schalk, Director of Policy and Advocacy, WaterAid Sweden Julia has a background within the field of development and human rights, focused specifically on health and gender equality. She comes most recently from RFSU (Swedish section of IPPF), where she held the position of International deputy Director, leading program partnerships, advocacy and knowledge management. She is also a member of the Expert Group on Aid Studies, a government committee that conducts research and evaluation on development and Swedish aid. Julia has previously held positions of management and senior advocacy advisor. She has been an expert advisor to Swedish missions to the UN, negotiating sexual and reproductive rights in UN processes for the past decade. Julia has written several reports investigating Swedish aid, with a focus on sexual and reproductive rights. She has also worked at the Department for Multilateral Development Cooperation and Global Development at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.