Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D.

Marianna Orlandi, Ph.D.

Marianna Orlandi contributed to C-Fam’s government relations efforts both at the United Nations and at the Organization for American States in from 2015-2017. She wass 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 continued to dedicate part of her time and attention to the European debate.

Tell-all Event Exposes Judicial Activism of Inter-American Court

The Inter-American Court may try to impose same-sex marriage and access to abortion on all countries in Latin America, at least based on recent remarks by its President, Roberto Caldas, and other judges of the court.

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Parents Defeat Gender Ideology in Paraguay

“We respect diversity, but this does not mean we must support gender ideology,” said Paraguay Minister of Education, Enrique Riera, earlier this month.  Mr. Riera’s words accompanied a resolution by…

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What the New General Assembly May Hold for President Trump

All eyes are on the United States this week as United Nations General Assembly begins its 72nd annual fall session. Will the Trump administration push a more conservative position on life and family matters in the coming three months?

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Latin American Legislators Reproach Costa Rica Government’s Attempts to Abuse the Human Rights System

  A delegation of the Hemispheric Congress of Legislators visited Costa Rica last week. Its members denounced the recent attempt of the Government of President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera to…

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UN Event Names and Shames Purveyors of Child Rape, Trafficking

“Decriminalization of prostitution is the most monstrous, preposterous, counterproductive act we could possibly conceive,” a prostitution survivor declared at a UN high-level meeting on human trafficking yesterday.  

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The Myth of “Sex Work” Named and Shamed.

Did you know that AIDS groups have used—and continue to use—their (your) money to advocate for prostitution?  If you did not, or even if you did, there is a new…

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The Saint Children of Fatima Bring Their Message To Washington, D.C. 

The first-ever visit of the UN Pilgrim Statue of Fatima to the U.S. capital last week reminded Washingtonians that politics demands principles, and principled leaders.

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Nations Sharply Critique, Approve UN Women’s Three Year Plan

UN Member States have warned UN Women leadership they must not campaign for abortion, and ordered the agency to respect national sovereignty.

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UNESCO Promotes Sex-Change and Abortion for Kids

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has promoted a report that endorses sex-change procedures and abortion for youth without parental consent.

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Chile Abandons Pro-Life Cause

Chile’s highest court approved a law that decriminalized abortion in cases of rape, fatal disability, and when a mother’s life is at risk which was adopted earlier this summer by Chile’s Congress and long-promised by President Michelle Bachelet.

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