Lydia Alpizar Duran

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Lydia Alpízar Durán is the executive director at the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). In 1991-1992, she participated in youth organising and mobilisation around the Earth Summit process. She also worked for several years as co-ordinator of the Youth Programme of the Earth Council. Lydia is co-founder and advisor of ELIGE - Youth Network for Reproductive and Sexual Rights (Mexico) - and of the Latin American and Caribbean Youth Network for Reproductive and Sexual Rights. She participated for several years in the Campaign Stop Impunity: No more murdered women, a national Mexican initiative to put an end to the killings of women in the city of Ciudad Juárez. Lydia is a former participant of the 2003 Human Rights Advocates Training Program of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University.“ [1]

"She participated actively in youth organizing and mobilization around the Earth Summit process in 1991-1992 and worked for several years as coordinator of the Youth Programme of the Earth Council. She also facilitated the participation of young women from Latin America in the Beijing 95 process, and was the Latin American regional representative to the International NGO Committee for Beijing +5. Since 1996, she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Committee for the Peace Council. She is Board Member of the Global Fund for Women and a member if the Board of the International Council on Human Rights Policy, based in Geneva." [2]


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