Roxana Vásquez Sotelo, Abogada (JD equivalent), is a Global Health Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Roxana holds a law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Roxana has more than 25 years of experience in directing and/or 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, in which she has a wide and recognized knowledge. Specialist in gender and human rights, she 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, Roxana has participated in the creation, organization and management of national and international organizations for the promotion and defense of women’s rights. Moreover, she has designed and conducted policies and strategies for concerted action with leaders of organizations from different social movements (indigenous women’s rights movement, LGBTTI movement, youth movement, among others) to strengthen human rights platforms in Latin America.
Roxana has also designed, coordinated and participated in the conduct of 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. Roxana’s research, essays and articles in the field of defense of women’s rights have been published in different national and international journals.