Roxana Vásquez Sotelo has more than 25 years of experience in directing and coordinating programs and projects for the promotion, defense and monitoring of women’s human rights, with special emphasis on matters related to sexual violence, sexuality, and reproduction.

As a specialist in gender and human rights, Sotelo has provided advice to public and private institutions in the formulation of policies, institutional analysis, monitoring, and evaluation of social development plans and programs. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, she has participated in the creation and management of national and international organizations for the promotion and defense of women’s rights and designed strategies for concerted action with leaders of organizations from different social movements, including the indigenous women’s rights movement, LGBTTI movement, and youth movement, to strengthen human rights platforms in Latin America.

Sotelo has also designed, coordinated, and participated in research at the national level and for the Latin American and Caribbean region on gender violence and sexual and reproductive rights. She has designed and edited publications for different national and international organizations. Sotelo’s research, essays, and articles in the field of defense of women’s rights have been published in different national and international journals.

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