Valeria Ruiz - Fellow

Valeria Ruiz joined the Equal Rights Trust as a research fellow in August 2019. Valeria assists the implementation of the Trust’s multi-country project promoting the implementation of core human rights and labour rights conventions, particularly in Bolivia, Paraguay and Cape Verde. Her activities include research on equality issues, translation of documents, and providing technical support to the organisation’s local partners and other project stakeholders.

Valeria has a background in human rights and legal research. She previously worked as a legal advisor and researcher at the Universidad de los Andes’ Prison Law Clinic (Bogotá, Colombia). She also worked as a lawyer at the Office for Administrative Authorities of the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar -ICBF), where she participated in the creation of public policies in the field of children’s rights, focusing particularly on the rights of girls, children belonging to ethnic minorities, and children with disabilities.

Valeria holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Philosophy from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In her spare time, she enjoys taking ballet lessons, practicing yoga, and going to music and dance shows.