It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana.
Gema is a Managing Attorney at Women’s Link Worldwide, an international non-profit organization that uses the power of the law to promote social change that advances the human rights of women and girls, especially those facing multiple inequalities. At Women’s Link she has litigated cases before national, regional and international courts related to human trafficking, sexual and reproductive rights and discrimination against women.
Before coming to Women’s Link, Gema worked for a civil and commercial law firm for three years. She also worked at the legal department of Spain’s Institute of Women, where she focused on issues related to equality and non-discrimination. Then she worked at the legal department of the Gender Violence Delegation of the Spanish Government, where her duties included the coordination of gender violence policies under Spanish law. She has taught master-level courses on International Cooperation at the Institute for Cooperation and Development of the Complutense University of Madrid and she occasionally publishes on the topics of Human Rights and gender.
Gema received her law degree and a postgraduate degree in International Relations: European Union and Globalization from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), where she also obtained the title of Equality Agent, granted by the university’s Institute of Feminist Studies. She also holds a certificate in International Women’s Human Rights Protection from the Women’s Human Rights Training Institute(Bulgaria).
She is currently a visiting fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics (UK).