Mónica Roa is Programs Director at Women´s Link. She travels constantly, mostly in Europe and the Americas, promoting the exchange of ideas and strategies to promote and protect gender equality, and maintaining Women's Link's state-of-the-art global vision. She started her work at Women's Link developing a global comparative project on the role of the judiciary in the promotion of women's rights. On May 2006, the Constitutional Court of Colombia liberalized the country's extreme ban on abortion by responding to a challenge of unconstitutionality she filed in April 2005 as part of the LAICIA project (High impact litigation in Colombia, the unconstitutionality of abortion by its name in Spanish). Previously, she worked with the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York and the Center for Socio-juridical Studies of the University of Los Andes in Bogotá. She holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) as a Global Public Service Law Scholar from New York University and a degree in law from the University of Los Andes, Bogotá. A native of Colombia, she resides in Bogotá and Madrid.