Psychosocial Disabilities in Latin America with Alberto Vásquez

Psychosocial Disabilities in Latin America with Alberto Vásquez

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Headshot of Alberto Vasquez, a latino man with curly brown hair wearing glasses, a button down white shirt, and black jacket. He has a blue lanyard on and is seating at a computer with others working behind him out of focus.

About Alberto Vásquez

Alberto Vásquez is a human rights lawyer and disability rights advocate. He is the co-director of the Center for Inclusive Policy (CIP) and president of the Peruvian NGO Sociedad y Discapacidad - SODIS (Society and Disability). He previously served as the research coordinator for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and as a consultant for several United Nations entities, including WHO, UNICEF and the OHCHR. Alberto brings 17 years of experience in law reform, advocacy and human rights monitoring in the field of disability and mental health. In Peru, he has been actively involved in law and policy reform, including the groundbreaking reform that recognised the legal capacity of persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others and abolished guardianship. He studied law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and completed his LLM in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Alberto is also a founder member of the Latin American Network of Psychosocial Diversity and an honorary fellow at the University of Essex. 

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Intro music by LachiOutro music by Gaelynn Lea.

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