Karla Torres joined Equality Now in September 2016. She is an attorney who previously worked as a Human Rights Fellow in the U.S. Policy and Advocacy Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center). While at the Center, she worked on human rights projects, including the Nuestro Texas campaign, to advance women’s reproductive rights and access to healthcare. She also served as Assistant Director of the Reproductive Rights Initiative at the Human Rights Law Network in New Delhi, India. There, she initiated and supported strategic litigation and worked with partners on the ground to address reproductive rights violations. Karla holds a law degree from American University Washington College of Law and a Master’s degree in International Politics from American University School of International Service.
As the eldest of four daughters, Karla advocates for women's and girls' rights so that they are able to fully enjoy all of their fundamental human rights. She is inspired by the women she has met and worked with and by the victories they have achieved. She is also driven by the idea that positive change is possible when passionate advocates partner human rights advocacy with legal strategy.
When she is not working, Karla enjoys reading, running, live music and traveling.
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