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Alejandra Ancheita

Alejandra Ancheita

Alejandra Ancheita is Board member and Staff attorney of the Project on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ProDESC), a human rights organization based in Mexico City. She has worked for over a decade as a human rights advocate in Mexico, and was 2005 a participant in the Human Rights Advocates Training Program at Columbia University. Upon her return, she founded ProDESC, where she was the Executive Director until December 2008. In her years at ProDESC, and as a litigation specialist at the Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center (Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juarez, Centro Pro) and the Center for Labor Support and Reflection (Centro de Reflexión y Apoyo Laboral, CEREAL), Alejandra worked on strategic litigation and defense of human rights advocates and local communities. Alejandra returned to ProDESC in the fall of 2010, where she currently heads the Transnational Justice Area of the organization, in addition to consulting for other organizations in Mexico. In October 2014, she was awarded the Martin Ennals Award.