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Larissa Arroyo Navarrete

Larissa Arroyo Navarrete has teached as professor of Human Rights at both the Universidad de Costa Rica and the Universidad Nacional. As a lawyer, her academic and professional work has been focused on Human Rights, especially on sexual and reproductive rights as a researcher, legal adviser and expert consultant. She has worked with multiple national and regional organizations to achieve legal and political changes through projects that promote strategic actions for Human Rights.

She is the founder of the Asociación Ciudadana ACCEDER, a feminist organization dedicated to promoting strategic actions for Human Rights to strengthen the leadership of women and especially bisexual, lesbian and non heterosexual women.

She holds a Bachelor and a Licenciatura of Law School from the Universidad de Costa Rica, two postgraduate diplomas in Human Rights and Women by the University of Chile and a master’s degree in Human Rights by the Universidad Estatal a Distancia. She graduated from the Master's Degree in Constitutional Justice from the Universidad de Costa Rica.


  • –present
    Professor of Human Rights, School of Social Work, University of Costa Rica
  • 2015–present
    President, Asociación Ciudadana ACCEDER
  • 2013–present
    Lawyer, Frente por los Derechos Igualitarios