Yolanda González Cerdeira, FAAFP

Researcher and Human Rights Advocate, ERIC-SJ, Honduras
Tuesday, June 15, 3:00 p.m. ET

Yolanda González Cerdeira joined the Reflection, Research and Communication Team (known by the Spanish acronym ERIC-SJ), a Jesuit social institution in Honduras, in 2010.  From 2012 to 2019, she coordinated the Jesuit Migration Network of Central and North America (known by the Spanish acronym RJM CANA), a platform resulted from the integration of various works of the Jesuit provinces of Central America, Mexico, the United States and Canada. These works promote ministry to forced migrants, their families and other agents of change in the countries of origin, transit, destination and return.

Cerdeira is currently part of the research and human rights department in ERIC-SJ and RJM CANA's advocacy working group. From both responsibilities, she has coordinated research and analysis on migration issues, especially related to human rights, violence and migration, as well as the impact of the public policies on the human rights of forced migrants.

Cerdeira earned a law degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain and obtained the European master in law and economics degree at the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the University of Complutense (Spain). She also holds a master in European solidarity action from the University Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), and obtained the diploma of advanced studies of the doctorate program "Problems and Perspectives of Legal Perspectives of Legal Science" from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).