Originally from Denmark, Lydia grew up in Zimbabwe where her family emigrated to after she was born. Her passion for addressing human rights grew when she did a bachelor’s degree in Journalism in England. She did her thesis as a radio documentary, focusing on the practice of female genital mutilation. Lydia has just completed her master’s in International Development and Management at Lund University, where she gained a stronger interest in the human rights implications of global healthcare issues. She is particularly interested in mental health, with her Master’s thesis focusing on mental healthcare services in rural South Africa. Lydia recently completed a 6 month internship with an NGO which specialises in maternal and child healthcare and research in South Africa. Lydia is also passionate about working with minority rights, especially among young people. She has been voluntarily working with children at an asylum-seekers centre for Save the Children in Sweden.
Updated May 2019