Fanny Catalina Gomez-Lugo is Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at Synergía – Initiatives for Human Rights, since November 2017. Prior to that she was a staff attorney at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Organization of American States (OAS), since 2008, and in her last 5 years at the IACHR she coordinated the legal work, projects, and the activities of the Rapporteurship on the Rights of LGBTI People. She also worked for the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Women. She received her law degree from UCAB in Caracas, Venezuela, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from McGill University, Canada. On a scholarship from the University of Chile, she pursued graduate studies in “Human Rights and Women: Theory and Practice”. She completed the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center. Previously, she was an external consultant for Human Rights Watch and collaborated with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC since 2012, where she teaches human rights, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sexual and reproductive rights. She is the author of several publications in the areas of sexuality, gender, reproductive rights and international human rights law.
Gomez-Lugo was an event speaker at the Dialogue.