Rocío Gema Cuéllar Moreno (Mother, lawyer, activist)

Rocío Gema Cuéllar Moreno (Mother, lawyer, activist)

Rocio Gema Cuéllar Moreno is a lawyer in private practice. As a member of the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid I secured the first asylums granted by the Ministry of the Interior to an African albino and a hermaphrodite. She is a perinatal grief activist and a co-founder of Madres Libelula, a platform that advocates for a dignified legal framework for stillbirths in Spain, in particular the recognition of personhood (stillbirth register) and for improvements to the processes of disposition and burial of stillborns as well as the identification of historic burial locations. Rocio Gema is also the vice-President of Cometa, an association that supports families who have lost a child during pregnancy or in the neonatal period and that also advocates for social change. She is the mother of Isabel, who was stillborn in 2011 following fetal hydrops due to Down syndrome. She fought for Isabel until the very end and still is.