Rosa Maria Ortiz
Nationality Paraguay
Committee Committee on the Rights of the Child
Date First Elected 02/13/2003
Date Term Expires 02/28/2011
Position on Committee Committee member
Professional Background Main professional activities:
- Activities to uphold and protect the rights of the child generally
- Drafting of national laws and municipal bylaws; institutional adaptation of the National Police; adaptation of educational reforms as regards participation by children; action to combat trafficking in children;
- strengthening of legal adoption; defending and promoting children's rights in 100 municipal governments;
- publicity campaigns; child domestic labour; annual national gathering on the rights of the child

Other main activities in the field of relevance to the treaty body concerned:
- Represents the Coordinator for non-governmental organizations concerned with the rights of the child on the Adoption Centre Board (governing body)

List of most recent publications in the field:
- Adopción internacional o tráfico de niños? (International adoption or trafficking in children?)
- Trabajo infantil doméstico - Criaditas (Child domestic labour, housemaids) (with other authors)
- En la calle - Street children in Asunción
Educational BackgroundCompleted the coursework on social communication at the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Catholic University, Asunción (thesis in preparation)
Current occupation Deputy Director of the non-governmental organization Global . Infancia. Programme coordinator for the institution (rights of the child in local government; municipal rights-of-the-child boards; child domestic labour; child organization and attendance at school; police commitment to children's rights)
LanguageSpanish (Español), English, Portuguese (Português), Italian (Italiano), French (Français)
Working LanguageEnglish, Spanish