Women's Rights Exchange » Viviana Figueroa

Association of Indigenous Argentine Youth

Viviana FigueroaViviana Figueroa is a lawyer specializing in international public law in Buenos Aires who has dedicated herself to promoting the rights of her community, the Omaguaca-Kolla Indigenous People in Argentina, and all Indigenous Peoples worldwide. She has helped establish and teach courses on Indigenous Law at the University of Buenos Aires, where she has educated hundreds of future lawyers, legislators, and other policymakers about the rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Viviana has been actively defending the rights of her community since age 12, when she began participating in Community Assemblies. As a teenager, Viviana represented the Indigenous Peoples of her region in national political processes, such as the reform of the Argentine constitution. She is president of the Association of Indigenous Argentine Youth. Viviana continues to work for Indigenous rights in Argentina and in the international arena.

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