Ariadna Tovar Ramírez is a senior consultant with the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute, coordinating the technical assistance work of the Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments.

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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