Ramona Ortega

Co-Director, Human Rights Project of the Urban Justice Center


Ramona Ortega is the co-director of the Human Rights Project of the Urban Justice Center. Her community activism is deeply rooted in her family's experience as migrant farm workers in California, where as a teenager she worked with the United Farm Workers. She began her professional career as a journalist and later worked for a public policy research organization before joining the Urban Justice Center.

Featured Work

MAY 6, 2001 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2, No. 6 (Spring/Summer 2001): Rights and the Struggle for Health: Articles: Operationalizing Human Rights

In the face of a diminishing social safety net, a growing number of NGOs in the United States have drawn upon human rights standards in ...