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Marta Almela Menjón

Research and Learning Consultant for Latin America

Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, Marta supports Legal Empowerment Network member initiatives throughout Latin America.

She has extensive experience in human rights and protection, with a regional focus in Latin America. Marta has lived and worked in Colombia and Guatemala, and has also served as a Latin America researcher for the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) coding political violence and conflict events in Central America.

Marta holds an MA in International Relations – International Humanitarian Action from Rijksuiversiteit Groningen and a BA in Humanities from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She has also completed a professional postgraduate course in Humanitarian Protection (Universidad de Deusto). Marta loves hiking, reading, and cooking.