Ximena Andión Ibañez is currently director of the Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir. She was previously Deputy Director of GIRE in Mexico and the International Advocacy Director of the International Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Ms. Andión has been working in the human rights field for more than ten years, focusing on women’s rights issues and the development of advocacy strategies at the national, regional and international level. Ms. Andión worked for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights field presences in Mexico and Guatemala, providing technical assistance on gender issues and human rights. Prior to that, Ms. Andión was the Advocacy Coordinator of one of the leading human rights organizations in Mexico, the Mexican Commission for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights, where she pioneered various advocacy initiatives on the issue of violence against women. Ms. Andión earned a BA in International Relations from the Universidad Anáhuac del Sur in Mexico, a Diploma on Human Rights and Democratization from the Universidad de Chile, and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from Essex University.
Organization: Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir