Ariadna Tovar Ramírez is a consultant with the Healthy Families Initiative at the O’Neill Institute, with expertise in healthy food environments and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Tovar Ramírez’s work has supported organizations including the Amnesty International – International Secretariat, where she worked as the Americas’ researcher on human rights defenders, and Women’s Link Worldwide, where she designed and implemented legal strategies for advancing human rights in the areas of sexual and reproductive rights, rights of the survivors of human trafficking, and intersectional discrimination across Latin America.

Tovar Ramírez began her professional career at the Consejo de Estado (the highest administrative court in Colombia) and as a litigator in a private office, mainly working in constitutional and administrative matters. Tovar Ramírez has been a guest professor on human rights, women’s rights, sexual and reproductive rights, and strategic litigation in different universities in Latin America.

Tovar Ramírez holds an Abogada degree and Magíster en Derecho from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, with a women and human rights certificate from the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile. She recently obtained a certification on bioethics, health, and biolaw from the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


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Studying the nexus of health and international human rights law, focusing on strategic litigation and technical assistance, especially in Latin America.

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