2019 JFW Week


Maria Luisa Aguilar Rodriguez, MEXICO

Ms. Aguilar Rodriguez is an International Advocacy Officer at the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Centro Prodh) in Mexico.


The 8th Annual JFW Lecture

“The Human Rights Crisis in Mexico: Origins, Impacts, Opportunities”

Ms. Aguilar Rodriguez is a Mexican human rights advocate. She has spent the last eight years working to promote accountability for human rights violations at two of Mexico’s foremost human rights organizations. She joined the Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center (Centro Prodh) after working at a grassroots organization in the State of Guerrero in Southern Mexico, a state notorious for its violence and human rights abuses. At Centro Prodh, she focuses on access to justice and reparations for victims of human rights violations. She advocates for new judicial mechanisms aimed at combating impunity and works on cases related to women’s and indigenous rights, torture (especially sexual torture against women), and enforced disappearances. Ms. Aguilar Rodriguez holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and a M.A. in Human Rights in Theory and Practice from the University of Essex, UK.  

The University of Maine School of Law is committed to access to justice for all. We believe in exploring global issues and developing our ability to have an impact on those issues through facts and thoughtful advocacy and gathering. Please join us for this year's lecture on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Abromson Community Education Center at 88 Bedford Street in Portland.