Miriam Estrada Castillo

UN- University for Peace

Is a Human Rights advisor for the Executive Directorate of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee, International Attorney General and legal adviser to the Minister of Justice of East Timor.

Minister of Social Welfare of Ecuador, president of the Supreme Court of Ecuador for minors.

Expert member of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Regional adviser of Human Rights and Culture of Peace for UNESCO.

UN Office Field Leader of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Special human rights advisor for the Andean Parliament.

Was author of the current Ecuadorian legislation for minors and families.

In academia, Dr. Estrada has worked as founding director of the postgraduate specialized course in Human Rights of the Graduate Institute of International Studies of the Law School of the Central University of Ecuador and Human Rights professor for 12 years.

UNICEF special adviser.

Founder and director of the Education First Learning course.

Founder and director of the Conference on Human Rights and Democracy, of the Catholic University of Guayaquil.

Human Rights professor at the University of Guayaquil.

Professor of the lecture "Culture of Peace and Non Violence", Law School of Central University, Quito, and Criminal Law professor at the same university.

Amongst other awards and recognitions she has received the National Medal of Honor in grade of Knight in the National Congress of Ecuador for her contribution to the building of a culture of human rights, social justice and peace in Ecuador. The National Award from the Latin American International Federation of Ombudsman for the exceptional support to the promotion and dissemination of Human Rights in South America.  

The Medal of Honor from the Andean Parliament for her contribution to the development of social justice policies in Latin America and the Special Prize  “Guayaquil University” for the most notable doctoral thesis: “Revolution, Art and Human Rights”.

As a journalist and media activist, she is member of the editorial board of TEVEMAS (Iberoamerica for Education Red TV) and worked for over 10 years as director of the program.

Her activities in this field include being feature writer of “El Universo”(the oldest newspaper in Ecuador), host of the week television program, “Political Analysis in Ecuador”, host of the week program “The Construction of a Culture of Peace”, a series of the television segment: “Speaking About Our Rights”, Human Rights advisor of Women and Family to Ecuadorian television channels and media for 17 years. 


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