Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D.

Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D.

Marianna Orlandi contributes to C-Fam’s government relations efforts both at the United Nations and at the Organization for American States. She is C-Fam’s representative and expert at the Organization of the American States, focusing her legal research on the policies being discussed and on the decisions being adopted by its Human Rights’ bodies and commissions.

Prior to joining C-Fam, Marianna earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Law, issued by both the University of Padua and the Austrian University of Innsbruck. She graduated in Law in Padua, where she also practiced as an attorney. Her international legal education included one year abroad study experience at the University of Berkeley; later, she conducted some of her Ph.D. research in Berlin. She held seminars and conferences at the Catholic University of Buenos Aires, in Moscow and in Japan. She is fluent in Italian, English, German and Spanish.

Marianna has been active in the Italian pro-life and pro-family debate for many years, both as an academic and as a private citizen. She published several newspaper articles on the topics of family, gender and marriage. She collaborated with Italian networks of pro-life and pro-family lawyers, jurists and politicians and quickly became one of their most important connections with allied European and American associations. At C-Fam, she continues to dedicate part of her time and attention to the European debate.

Honduran Physicians Defend the Human Person, from Conception to Death.

Following the historic vote that preserved Honduras’ pro-life legislation, an astonishingly strong case against abortion decriminalization came from the Honduran College of Physicians. “There is no reason capable to justify…

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World Bank promotes the LGBT agenda. International and UN experts join.

On the “International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia” (IDAHOT 2017) an incredible number of events and activities focused on the rights of individuals who identify as members of the…

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Vacancy at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: An Account on the Final Candidates

At the next General Assembly of the Organization of the American States (OAS), in June, the member states will vote on a new commissioner to sit on the Inter-American Commission…

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UN Tries and Fails to Convince Honduras to Legalize Abortion

Honduran lawmakers refused to legalize abortion despite intense pressure from UN experts and international abortion activists.

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UNFPA gathers faith leaders at the UN for the promotion of “sexual rights”

  Hours after the official U.S. defunding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the UNFPA co-sponsored an event suggesting religious leaders actively promote “sexual rights” and unlimited “reproductive rights”…

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UN Secretariat, UNFPA Show Their Hand on Abortion Rights at Feminist Conclave

Senior UN staff partnered with abortion groups at the recent UN women’s conference to promote “sexual and reproductive rights” that, when pressed, they could not specifically define.

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Trafficking Survivors Tell UN: Strengthen Families To Protect Women and Girls

Women who were trafficked or mistreated for their reproductive organs told the UN this week that to successfully combat modern-day slavery, countries must respect and empower the family.

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To my fellow Europeans: if you do not want to pay for abortion, learn from the U.S.

  “She Decides,” the pro-abortion fundraising event that took place in Brussels on March 2, was widely reported, including by C-Fam. What is still insufficiently clear, especially to EU taxpayers,…

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UN Staff, EU Politicians, Abortion Groups Join Forces to Vilify U.S. Pro-life Stance

More than forty-five governments and high-ranking UN staff convened in Brussels this week to raise money and combat U.S. pro-life policies.

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EU Says the Priorities of Women Workers are Access to Abortion, and LGBT Rights

The EU Parliament recently announced its “priorities” for the next Commission on the Status of Women are “universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.” The EU document implies that limiting access to abortion is an infringement of women’s rights.

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