Lydia Alpízar Durán
Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
Lydia Alpízar Durán is a Costa Rican feminist activist who lives in Sao Paulo. She has been the Executive Director of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) since 2007, and was the manager of the Where is the Money for Women’s Rights and Building Feminist Movements and Organizations Strategic Initiatives of AWID from 2003-2006. Lydia is co-founder and advisor of ELIGE – Youth Network for Reproductive and Sexual Rights (Mexico), and she is also co-founder of the Latin American and Caribbean Youth Network for Reproductive and Sexual Rights. She is on the Board of Directors for the Global Fund for Women and is a member of the International Council on Human Rights Policy. Lydia is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central American Women’s Fund. She is also a graduate from the Human Rights Advocacy Training Program at the Center for the Study of Human Rights in Columbia University in NYC. Lydia has extensive experience in advocacy and training on women’s human rights, particularly in sexual and reproductive rights and violence against women.