Raquel Rosario Sánchez is a writer, campaigner and researcher from the Dominican Republic. She specializes in ending male violence against girls and women.
Raquel writes for numerous English-speaking outlets such as The Times, The Telegraph, Al Jazeera, Newsweek, The Spectator, The Critic and many others. She is a columnist for Dominican newspaper El Caribe and a contributor for Spanish platform Tribuna Feminista. As a commentator on social issues, Raquel has been interviewed and invited to speak at various radio and TV shows, including the BBC's Today Programme, Women's Hour, Times Radio and TalkTV.
On an international level, Raquel advocates for the protection and/or strengthening of sex-based rights. She has campaigned for these protections in legislation and public policy initiatives in the Dominican Republic, the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom.
As a researcher, she is pursuing a PhD with the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the University of Bristol. She has a Masters degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her MA and PhD work focus on men who pay for sex.
Outside the public eye, Raquel is a frontline worker in women's services. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family or out in nature (preferably with animals around), to disconnect from the pressures of her work.