Lydia Alpízar Durán
Former Collaborating Researcher
Lydia Alpízar Durán was collaborating with UNRISD on the Think Piece Series “Let's Talk about Women's Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action”. She wrote a think piece with the title "20 Years of Shamefully Scarce Funding for Feminists and Women’s Rights Movements". At the time of this collaboration, she was the Executive Director of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) since 2007, and was the manager of AWID’s Where is the Money for Women’s Rights? and Building Feminist Movements and Organizations Strategic Initiatives from 2003-2006. Lydia is a sociologist by training and co-founder and advisor of ELIGE - Youth Network for Reproductive and Sexual Rights (Mexico). She was a member of the International Council for Human Rights Policy (2004-2011). She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Global Fund for Women. She is a graduate of the Human Rights Advocacy Training Program at the Center for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, New York City. Lydia has extensive experience in advocacy and training on women's human rights, particularly in sexual rights and reproductive rights, financing for gender equality and women’s rights organizing, and violence against women.