Selene Soto

Selene Soto

Senior Attorney

Prior to joining the Women's Link team, she worked for more than seven years as a human rights specialist for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) in Washington, DC. She was also a legal assistant for the Venezuelan Committee of Relatives of Victims of the February and March violence in 1989 (COFAVIC). Additionally, she served as a volunteer researcher for the Human Rights Center at Andrés Bello Catholic University and the Human Rights Legal Clinic, which provided care to asylum seekers.

She is a Venezuelan lawyer, and graduated from Andrés Bello Catholic University. She also studied in advanced human rights programs at the Washington College of Law at American University and the University of Turku in Finland. She's currently a Master’s degree student in Constitutional Law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia (2020-2022).


WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

Valencia, Venezuela.

WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

Spanish, English and I am learning French.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT WORKING FOR WOMEN'S LINK?

I chose to become a lawyer so that I could use the law to defend human rights. Being able to use these tools to achieve greater recognition of the rights of women and girls combines my passion and my aspiration to improve women's rights around the globe.

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