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Andrea M. Ayala

Andrea M. Ayala

El Salvador

Andrea M. Ayala, is a lawyer of the Republic of El Salvador, a Human Rights activist since 2009. She's a specialist in gender and an expert on Sexual Diversity issues. She has been a participant and speaker in various national and regional spaces on these issues. She has a specialization on the Inter-American and International System of Human Rights Protection from the American University Washington Collage of the Law and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, and has a Higher Diploma in Sexual Diversity organized by CLACSO Latinoamerica and the Argentina LGBT Federation. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the non-governmental organization ESMULES, a space for Salvadoran lesbian women for diversity, from which she can carry out political advocacy processes in El Salvador and at an international level, as well as her lobbying and advocacy experiences. She was part of the team that led the creation of the mechanism of the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity within the UN Human Rights Council, during its 32nd session in Geneva, Switzerland in 2016, also as a representative of the LGBTI population in Central America and the Caribbean in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals AGENDA 2030 in New York City in July 2017; at the momento she’s part of 50 experts worldwide, who contribute to the review of the indicators for the first LGBTI Inclusion Index worldwide, led by the World Bank and UNDP.