Irene Torices

Ashoka Fellow
Mexico City, Mexico
Fellow Since 2012

Citation

This profile was prepared when Irene Torices was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
Introduction
Irene Torices works with people with disabilities, their families, and the professional community around them to ensure they can exercise their sexual and reproductive rights in an informed, free, responsible and healthy way. Confronting strong social taboos that inhibit open discussions of personal issues involving sexuality, Irene is leading a broad social transformation by changing public attitudes, public policy, educational and health services, and care available to people with disabilities and their families.
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