Mirta Moragas is Paraguayan lawyer, feminist activist and human rights advocate. She has an LLM in International Legal Studies from the American University Washington College of Law with specialization in human rights and gender. She is a founder member of Vecinas Feministas por la Justicia Sexual y Reproductiva en América Latina (Feminist Neighbors for Sexual and Reproductive Justice in Latin-America) and has been for several years the Regional Coordinator of the Campaign for an Inter-American Convention on Human Rights and Reproductive Rights, a network of feminists and LGTBI organizations that promotes a binding instrument on sexual rights and reproductive rights in the Inter-American System of Human Rights.
At the national level, she coordinates the advocacy team of the Network against all forms of discrimination, a network of Paraguayan organizations that promotes a bill against all forms of discrimination in Paraguay. Also, she belongs to Las Ramonas, a feminist group in Paraguay that coordinates the Consultorio Jurídico Feminista, a group of lawyers and social science professionals that provide free services to women. Moreover, she has experience collaborating with shadow reports process at the UN for several Committees such as CEDAW, CESCR, CERD, HRC and to the Universal Periodic Review. She also works as a litigator and researcher in issues regarding gender, sexuality and human rights.
What brings me pleasure:
For me joy is the laughter of my nieces, Emma (4), and Ale (3). They always teach me that the beauty of life is found in simple things. As for pleasure, I believe it has to do with pampering oneself, self-care, and to have time for ourselves, to care for our bodies.