Universidad de los Andes
Luisa Salazar-Escalante is a Human Rights lawyer from the Universidad del Rosario and holds an MSc in Social Policy (Research) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the Regional Coordinator of the Gender, Justice and Security Hub at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). Research Lead (Colombia) Women’s Rights After War Project from the GJS Hub. Luisa was the Coordinator of the Gender Observatory of the Colombian Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) and Professor at Universidad del Rosario and Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). She is the Barometer Initiative Participation Project Coordinator of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research is focused on women’s political participation, violence against women in politics, political reforms after the Peace Process with FARC and the gender mainstreaming strategy in post-conflict policies. María Gabriela Vargas is a political scientist with a minor in Sociology and a minor in Development Studies, she graduated from Universidad de Los Andes with a first-class degree. María is the Regional Administrator of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub based in the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. María also works as a Research Project Professional for the Universidad de Los Andes and Open Society University Network (OSUN). Her research interests focus on inequality, gender, health and development studies. On the Hub, María is part of the MICA team from where she collaborates in Colombia.