Rights Advocacy Director
Victoria Lee is the Rights Advocacy Director of the Disability Rights Fund and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, where she is responsible for leading advocacy that draws on the work of organizations of persons with disabilities on the ground and capture synergies across national, regional, and global spaces, with a particular focus on cross-movement solidarity.
Previously, Victoria worked in the human rights and disability team of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and was a Senior Human Rights Adviser at the International Disability Alliance. She has extensive experience in civil society organizations leading advocacy and supporting the participation of organizations of persons with disabilities before the UN, regional, and national human rights mechanisms. Victoria has also conducted strategic litigation at the national, regional, and international levels on behalf of women, persons with disabilities, migrants, survivors of torture and ill-treatment, and persons at the intersections of these and other underrepresented groups.
Having acquired her law degree in Australia, she was admitted as legal practitioner to the NSW Supreme Court and obtained her Masters in Human Rights Law at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes of the University of Strasbourg, France.