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Virtual Consultation of the Inter-American Commission on Women (CIM)
Through the Summit Virtual Platform (SVP)
February 18 to 27, 2009




Elba Núñez: Feminist, Social Worker and Lawyer. Professor at the National University of Asunción in the Social Politics Chair. Candidate to the Magister in Policital Sicences for the UNA. Postgrade in University Didactics and Theory and Social Investigation. Ex- scholarship holder of CLACSO. She has co-coordinated the area of DESC and Globalization of CLADEM and the Project ¨Woman and Housing: building dignity¨. Participated in the elaboration of alternatives report on the accomplishment of the ICESCR, ICCPR and CEDAW. Integrates Cladem Paraguay and has been its national coordinator in the period 2000-2002. Representes Cladem Paraguay in the Network against all form of discrimination and in the National Articulation of the Campaign for an Inter-American Convention on Sexual Rights and Reproductive Rights.


Valéria Pandjiarjian: Brazilian feminist lawyer, specialized in women's human rights. She participated in capacity building programmes on international human rights law and women's rights advocacy within CLADEM and IIDH; Center for the Study of Human Rights, at Columbia Univesity; International Service for Human Rights, among others. From more than 15 years works as consultant in gender and human rights, focusing on issues of discrimination and violence against women, sexual rights and reproductive rights. She was the coordinator of the regional violence area of CLADEM; member of the Management Committee of the network and nowadays is responsible for the international litigation programme of CLADEM.