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Eva Rodríguez Bellegarrigue is the Founding Director of Fundacion Iris Partners - El Salvador(partnerselsalvador.org), a Salvadoran civil society organization dedicated to promoting a culture of dialogue, peace and democracy-building and a member of Partners Global in El Salvador (www.partnersglobal.org) In that capacity, she has led efforts to prevent violence at the community level and reach consensus building in local governments. She has extensive experience in development, the Rule of Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and youth crime and violence prevention in El Salvador. Between 2008 and 2012 she led efforts to introduce mediation in the criminal area with the Attorney General's Office and provided consulting services to introduce court-annexed mediation centers in juvenile, criminal and family cases among others. She helped build public-private alliances that strengthened the mediation in forty public schools and in several universities, and promoted violence prevention through annual national campaigns. During the period of 1999-2006, while serving as the rule of law specialist for USAID/El Salvador, she supported the design and supervision, monitoring and evaluation of a national network of mediation centers within the Public Defender's Office and some municipalities to provide access to justice, prevent violence and promote a culture of peace in El Salvador. Eva was trained as a lawyer in the Jesuit University of San Salvador, specializing in human rights and eventually in negotiation in De Paul University. Eva was awarded a Fulbright research grant regarding mediation education university based clinics in mediation based at George Washington University. She is a member and pro-bono advisor to many international initiatives and organizations such as OINA, GAJE and OAS. She is a fellow of the ninth class of the Central America Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.