Virtual Book Launch
Please join me for a virtual book launch and learn about how you can support those working to end violence against women. The forty-minute event will feature drawings, a presentation by human rights lawyer Alejandra Elguero and a short reading of my new book Women of Fire and Snow.
All presale and event author’s fees will be donated to the Center for Women’s Human Rights (CEDEHM)
Hosted by: Carmen Abrego
When: Thursday November 4, 2021 at 6:30 PM PST, 7:30 PM CT, 7:30 PM Mexico City time.
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Alejandra Elguero Altner is a Mexican lawyer specialized in grave human rights violations, particularly sexual violence against women. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in law from Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla and holds an LLM from Harvard Law School, where she worked with the international human rights clinic and was awarded with the Henigson Fellowship to work with Legal Action Worldwide in Kenya on their projects on conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan and Somalia.
In Latin America, Alejandra has worked with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, the German aid agency in Mexico, the Argentinean chapter of the Inter-American Platform for Human Rights, Democracy and Development on their sex trafficking projects, as well as with the Follow up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention where she contributed in the drafting of the General Recommendation No. 2 on disappearances of women and girls, and the Model Feminicide Law.
Currently, Alejandra is a lawyer with the Human Rights Center Miguel Agustín Pro Juarez in Mexico.
Hosted by Carmen Abrego
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