Degree in Law, University of San Martin de Porres (USMP), Peru (2013)

Biography

Romina Tantalean is a Master’s student at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from Peru. Her academic background includes a degree in Law with specialization studies in Public Management, obtained with a thesis focused on human rights, gender and sexual violence against women as a form of torture within the context of the internal armed conflict in Peru. She has professional experience of more than five years in Human Rights, Gender and Development fields. With broad experience in the public sector in institutions such as the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion, the Ombudsperson’s Office of Peru, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, and the Peruvian Constitutional Court, as well as in the Legal Team of the NGO DEMUS – Study for the Defense of Women’s Rights, including an internship at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

Her last jobs in Peru included the designing of a specific public policy for the promotion of gender equality in the workplace, and the economic empowerment of women of different identities. Also, the elaborating of a special report related to the progress made by the State in ensuring the indigenous girl’s and adolescents’ rights to education, health and the right to a life free of violence within the school environment in Amazon areas.

Her academic interest is to acquire an integrated conceptual framework on Intersectional analysis in order to create a theoretical model that takes into account gender, ethnicity and sexuality of indigenous women. On the professional side, she would really like to implement public policies and developmental projects for indigenous women’s sustainable development and empowerment in a national and international scale. This includes working in the field, sharing with indigenous women on the ground their needs and expectation, according to their own desired future.

Research

My research interest is to acquire a complete and integrated conceptual framework on Intersectional analysis in order to create a theoretical model that takes into account gender, ethnicity, interculturality and sexuality of indigenous women, among others identities. This could be used in practice during the design and implementation of public policies and development projects oriented to empower indigenous women and to support their processes toward autonomy and equality within contexts of cultural diversity. Even though my starting point will be the indigenous women of Peru, I understand that the crosscutting issues involved in this research could be also applied to the realities that face indigenous women in many parts of the world. Therefore, the findings of my research could also be useful in different contexts.

Selected Publications

Tantalean, R., & Dotta, M. (2016). Effective participation of indigenous women in public life: A rights and sustainable development perspective. Environmental Issues and Protection through Tax and Human Rights, University of San Martin de Porres and the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M). (Approved for publication).

Tantalean, R. (2012). International standards applied to human rights and the gender theory within the sexual violence acts against women as a form of torture during the internal armed conflict in Peru (Case of Loayza Tamayo). Full version in its original version in Spanish available at: http://www.repositorioacademico.usmp.edu.pe/bitstream/usmp/2313/1/tantalean_crf.pdf

UBC International Student Tuition Award (2017)
Faculty of Arts Graduate Award (2017)
Fourth Course of Management of International Cooperation Projects (PCM – Project Cycle Management), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fellow – Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (2015)
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Organization of American States (OAS), Washington DC, United States of America. Internship.
Fellowship by University of San Martin de Porres due to academic results (2011)