Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012
This description of Irene Torices's work was prepared when Irene Torices was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
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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