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Regina Tamés

Deputy Director, Women's Rights Division
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Regina Tamés is the deputy director of the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. She is a Mexican lawyer with over 25 years of experience on women’s rights advocacy and litigation, and more than ten years of experience in management, fundraising, and leadership within women’s rights organizations. From 2011 to 2020, Regina was the Executive Director of the Information Group on Reproductive Choice (GIRE), one of the leading reproductive justice organizations in the region.

Regina has also worked at the Latin America and Caribbean Office of Planned Parenthood Global, for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OACNUDH), the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, and the Center for Justice and International Law. She has taught undergraduate and master's-level courses on human rights and gender at universities in Mexico. She actively participates in several governing bodies of local organizations and has received awards for her outstanding work as a women's rights activist.

In the last two years, she worked as Program Officer for Latin America at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, providing technical assistance to local organizations working directly with historically discriminated communities.