2019 Justice For Women Lecture

2019 Justice For Women Lecture

DATE   March 27, 2019   5:30pm - 9:00pm
University of Maine School of Law and Justice for Women Lecture Series
University of Maine School of Law
246 Deering Ave, Portland, Maine 04102

The University of Maine School of Law proudly presents the 2019 Justice For Women Lecture featuring Maria Luisa Aguilar Rodriguez, International Advocacy Officer at the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Centro Prodh) in Mexico on March 27th at the Abromson Community Education Center. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the Lecture will follow at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Aguilar Rodriguez will discuss, “The Human Rights Crisis in Mexico: Origins, Impacts, Opportunities.” This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Register at http://www.mainelawcommunity.org/2019jfw.

Ms. Aguilar Rodriguez is a Mexican human rights advocate. She has spent the last eight years working to promote accountability for human rights violations at two of Mexico’s foremost human rights organizations. She joined the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Centro Prodh) after working at a grassroots organization in the State of Guerrero in Southern Mexico, a state notorious for its violence and human rights abuses. At Centro Prodh, she focuses on access to justice and reparations for victims of human rights violations. She advocates for new judicial mechanisms aimed at combating impunity and works on cases related to women’s and indigenous rights, torture (especially sexual torture against women), and enforced disappearances. Ms. Aguilar Rodriguez holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and an M.A. in Human Rights in Theory and Practice from the University of Essex, UK.

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