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Sofía Minieri

Human Rights Legal Consultant at Women Enabled International

Sofía collaborates in the implementation WEI’s strategies to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities, particularly around access to sexual and reproductive health and rights and freedom from gender-based violence and discrimination.

For more than seven years, she has conducted research on the intersection of gender equality and disability rights and contributed to cross-movement advocacy efforts to promote sexual and reproductive rights for women and girls with disabilities in Argentina and Latin America. As an independent consultant for the Spotlight Initiative in Argentina, she has developed guidelines for legal practitioners on gender-based violence against women with disabilities and how to ensure their access to justice. In 2018, she was a fellow and consultant for the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women and the Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, where she monitored State policies on violence and discrimination against women, girls and adolescents, and co-authored a report on gender-based violence against journalists.

She holds an LL.M degree from Columbia Law School, where she was part of the Human Rights Clinic, a Human Rights Fellow and a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. After her graduation, she received the David W. Leebron Human Rights Fellowship to advance sexual and reproductive rights for women with disabilities in Argentina. She also holds a law degree (LL.B.) from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina.

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