Natalia Cardona, is the Constituency Engagement Manager at the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). Cardona has worked on issues of militarism and economic justice for more than a decade. She began her career at UNIFEM’s Andean Regional Office in Ecuador. Cardona also spent nine years at American Friends Service Committee lobbying to change U.S. military and economic policy in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Cardona has worked as advocacy coordinator for Social Watch in New York focusing on financing for development, gender equality, and climate justice at the United Nations. Most recently, she worked as Program Director for the Center for Women's Global Leadership leading their work on militarism and violence against women as well as social and economic rights. She holds a M.Sc. in International Affairs with a specialization on Poverty and Development from the New School and a B.A. in Spanish Literature and International Development from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. Cardona has co-edited and written a variety of publications and articles, including All Development Goals are Gender Goals (2010); Beijing and Beyond: Putting Gender Economics at the Forefront, 15 Years After the World Conference on Women (2010); Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: Placing the Right to Development at the Heart of the Response to Climate Change (2010); I Will Never Be Silenced: Testimonies of Hope from Colombian Women (2009); and The Violent Intersections of Commerce and Conflict: Examining the U.S. Colombia Free Trade Agreement (2008).
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NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.