Luisa Cabal

Luisa Cabal, Vice President of Programs

Originally from Colombia, Luisa Cabal joined the Center in 1998 as a legal adviser and now leads the Center's legal and advocacy efforts in the United States and across the globe. During her tenure, Ms. Cabal has been instrumental in the expansion of the Global Legal Program to offices in Bogota, Colombia; Nairobi, Kenya; and Kathmandu, Nepal.

Ms. Cabal has pioneered the Center's international litigation and advocacy efforts, overseeing the international litigation strategy that has yielded groundbreaking results at the United Nations, regional, and national-level courts and human rights bodies:

She has developed human rights training projects and is co-founder of the first network of Latin American law professors (RED ALAS) working to integrate a gender perspective and women's rights into law school curricula. She has lectured widely and made presentations before policy and academic institutions in over 15 countries, and currently serves as a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia University School of Law. Ms. Cabal has published numerous articles on international human rights law and gender justice.

She currently serves as advisor to World Health Organization's Reproductive Health Department's Gender Advisory Panel; to the International Federation of OB/GYN's (FIGO) Sexual and Reproductive Rights Committee; and to University of California's Global Health Institute.

Ms. Cabal graduated from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She received her Master of Laws from Columbia University School of Law.