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About Lydia Alpizar

Lydia Alpizar is a Costa Rican/Mexican feminist activist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is the Executive Director of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), and a member of the Board of Directors for the Global Fund for Women. She is a graduate of the Human Rights Advocacy Training Program at the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University in New York.

Articles by Lydia Alpizar

This week's editors

Cat Tully and Allie Bobak introduce this week's theme: Participation and foresight – putting people at the heart of the future

Constitutional conventions: best practice

CSW: the vital need to defend women human rights defenders

We deserve that you put aside your ideological, political and religious differences and fully recognize and affirm the human rights of women and girls and gender justice. Nothing less. Lydia Alpizar speaking at the UN CSW

Redefining security: human rights and economic justice

Security is impossible without people’s freedom to organize and defend their rights, a cornerstone of the exercise of citizenship. History gives us ample evidence of this, say Lydia Alpizar and Masum Momaya

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