Natasha Martín Lauletta is a consultant for the Health and Human Rights Initiative at the O’Neill Institute.
Her work involves several activities related to sexual and reproductive health rights, as well as preventing and controlling noncommunicable diseases, particularly in projects involving Brazil. Lauletta is a Brazilian human rights lawyer with a background in social movements, child and adolescence-hood, and Brazilian constitutional law. Her professional interest lies in using the law as a tool to tackle issues related to inequalities and discrimination, with a specific emphasis on the intersectionality of gender and racial relations.
Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Lauletta has worked at governmental and non-governmental institutions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including São Martinho and the Municipal Council of Children and Adolescents. In these roles, she has litigated in strategic cases involving institutional violence and has developed project management and advocacy strategies. She also held an internship at Mathare Social Justice Center and Katiba Institute in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2019, where she conducted comparative studies and supported research on police violence. Additionally, she contributed to the Latin America Observatory and served as a consultant on children and adolescents’ rights for Project Iça in Para, Brazil.
Lauletta holds a Master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where she has conducted her thesis on “Whiteness as a legal monoculture: a critical analysis from the Brazilian Supreme Court.” She has obtained her LL.B from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and she is also a member of the Brazilian Bar Association.