The 2019 WOLA Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala

The 2019 WOLA Human Rights Awards Ceremony and Benefit Gala

(AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)

Analysis and Reports

6 Points in regards to the U.S.-Mexico Migration Agreement plus the Latest edge Apprehension Numbers

WOLA Podcast: The El Paso-Juarez Border

WOLA Documentary: 40 several years of Advocacy for Human Rights into the Americas

Statements and Pr Announcements

Ivan Marquez Rearming is really A call that is wake-up to completely Implement the Colombian Peace Accords have to be Escalated

Visa Imposed by Ecuador on Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees Goes Against Overseas Human Rights responsibilities

Global and Civil Society Organizations Celebrate the Accomplishments for the CICIG

Pathways Away From Crisis: Views from Venezuelan Civil Society

Due to the fact governmental, financial, and social crisis in Venezuela deepens, civil culture businesses are playing an essential part in resisting.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Woodrow Wilson Overseas Center for Scholars

Protecting Peace: Progress and Challenges when it comes to Comprehensive utilization of the 2016 Colombia Peace Accords

The Washington workplace on Latin America (WOLA) cordially invites you to definitely: WOLA’s yearly Colombia Peace Conference A little more than.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Holeman Lounge, The nationwide Press Club 529 St that is 14th NW Washington, DC 20045

Our objective would be to advance individual liberties and social justice in the Americas.

Our staff are leading specialists on Latin America

Matt Clausen

Matt Clausen is WOLA’s President. He brings to WOLA several years of leadership experience with the sector that is non-profit where he’s got built effective multi-sector engagement methods that span across edges.

Geoff Thale

Vice President for Products

Geoff Thale could be the Vice President for products during the Washington workplace on Latin America (WOLA), a respected research and advocacy company advancing individual liberties into the Americas. He follows trends that are hemispheric well as U.S. policy toward the spot,…

Adriana Beltran

Director for Citizen Safety

Adriana Beltran leads WOLA’s Citizen Security Program, concentrating on physical physical violence avoidance, and authorities and judicial reform in Central America. As well as her work with resident protection, Ms. Beltran spent some time working extensively on peoples legal legal legal rights and arranged criminal activity, especially in…

Marguerite Rose Jimenez

Director for Cuba

Marguerite Rose Jimenez joined up with WOLA in 2016 as Director for Cuba having invested the last 12 years taking care of Cuba within NGOs, think tanks, scholastic organizations, & most recently in the federal government.

Adam Isacson

Director for Defense Oversight

Adam Isacson spent some time working on defense, protection, and peacebuilding in Latin America since 1994. He now directs WOLA’s Defense Oversight system, which monitors U.S. cooperation with Latin security that is america’s, along with other protection styles.

Maureen Meyer

Director for Mexico and Migrant Rights

Maureen Meyer directs WOLA’s Mexico system having a focus that is special analyzing U.S.-Mexico safety policies and their reference to arranged crime-related physical physical violence, corruption, and individual liberties violations in Mexico. She encourages justice for peoples legal rights violations in Mexico and also…

Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli

Director when it comes to Andes

Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli is the Colombia that is leading human advocate during the Washington workplace on Latin America (WOLA). Ms. Sanchez is a professional on comfort and unlawful armed teams, internally displaced people, individual liberties and cultural minority liberties. Her work has…

John Walsh

Director for Drug Policy while the Andes

John Walsh has coordinated WOLA’s Drug Policy program since 2003, meant for more humane and effective drug policies into the Americas Respected for their mix of careful policy analysis and effective advocacy, Mr. Walsh has helped establish WOLA as…

Jo-Marie Burt

Senior Fellow

Jo-Marie Burt is really a fellow that is senior WOLA devoted to Peru. She shows governmental technology at George Mason University, where she actually is presently acting co-director associated with Center for Global Studies. Her research centers around governmental physical violence and state energy,…

David Smilde

Senior Fellow

David Smilde is just a senior other at WOLA focusing on Venezuela. He could be the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University and moderates the WOLA Venezuela Politics and Human Rights web log. Their research concentrates…

Coletta Youngers

Senior Fellow

Coletta Youngers is really an expert that is leading worldwide medication control policy and medication policy associated developments in Latin America. She’s got over thirty several years of experience focusing on human being liberties and developments that are political the Andean Region and U.S. foreign…

Elizabeth Leeds

Senior Fellow

Elizabeth Leeds is really a fellow that is senior WOLA’s work with citizen safety and peoples liberties in Brazil. She actually is a leading expert on police reform as well as other problems of resident safety in Brazil, having carried out considerable research and industry work…



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