Catalina Martínez Coral joined the Center for Reproductive Rights in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing the Center’s regional program for Latin America and the Caribbean. In this role she oversees the organization’s overall strategies in the region on litigation, advocacy and communication work and is responsible for mobilizing resources to ensure successful delivery and sustainability of the Center’s mandate.
Martínez Coral previously worked for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, where she worked as a human rights specialist in the friendly settlements group and the registry section. Before joining the Commission, she was a field legal officer at the United Nations Development Programme in Montes de María, Colombia, in its program on peace and reconciliation. Prior to that, she worked as an intern for the International Federation for Human Rights in Paris and for the UN Human Rights Council in Colombia and Paris.
Martínez Coral received master’s degrees in international affairs from Sciences Po Paris and in international law and international organizations from Paris University Panthéon-Sorbonne. Martínez Coral’s native language is Spanish. She is also fluent in French.
Martínez Coral was an event speaker for the Dialogue.