Roxana Arroyo

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Roxana Arroyo is a lawyer, feminist activist and long-time human rights advocate from Costa Rica who holds a doctorate in human rights from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain.  She is a permanent consultant to the Women, Justice and Gender Program of the United Nations’ Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD).  Arroyo is also a visiting professor at numerous universities including the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLASCO) in Ecuador, the University of Costa Rica and the National University and State University in Costa Rica.  She has done extensive research on violence and discrimination.  Arroyo is a key activist in the communications strategy of the Petateras, including editing an e-bulletin, La Petatera, which comes out 3 times per year.