Margaretha Bakker joined Impunity Watch in 2011. Prior to that, she worked for Women for Water Partnership, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO) in Zambia and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka. She worked with local organisations, ministries and international research organisations in the field of natural resources management and food security from a rights-based perspective. She is an all-round, hands-on professional, with a heart for a society of equal rights, opportunities & participation. Alongside her work, she is board member of a local organisation which is striving for participation, integration & participation of (vulnerable) people in society. In addition, she is a member of an advisory body of the city council on how best local participation can be guaranteed when designing and implementing policy at the local level. Her educational background is in international development studies.