Sandra Dughman Manzur

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

Sandra Dughman Manzur is the Program Associate for Resisting and Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms Initiative at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID). Since 2009, she has also collaborated with the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, conducting research and producing legal briefs for international and local courts.

Sandra has provided legal research, advisory and expert opinions on women’s rights, reproductive and sexual rights, and health law for the Centro de Derechos Humanos, Faculty of Law, Universidad de Chile; the Latin American School of Social Sciences-Chile (FLACSO-CHILE); Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network; and the World Health Organization (WHO).

She is a fellow and alumni of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) training program in Health Law, Ethics and Policy as well as the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Programme, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where she was granted a Ford Foundation Scholarship.

Originally from Santiago, Chile, Sandra holds an undergraduate degree in Theology from Centro de Estudios Teológicos (CET-Chile), a professional degree in Law (J.D.) from Universidad de Chile, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) form the University of Toronto. Today, Sandra lives in Toronto with her wife, Natasha, and daughters, Zara and Alma.


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