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Following a participatory and civil society-led selection process, the Civil Society Advisory Group was established on the national level.

The Group is made up of 15 members representing large and diverse groups. The Civil Society Advisory Group will support the decision-making processes of the Steering Group at the national level with the aim of ensuring the inclusion of civil society priorities in the outcomes of the Forum.

Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG)

Following a participatory and civil society-led selection process, the Civil Society Advisory Group was established on the national level.

The Group is made up of 15 members representing large and diverse groups. The Civil Society Advisory Group will support the decision-making processes of the Steering Group at the national level with the aim of ensuring the inclusion of civil society priorities in the outcomes of the Forum.

Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG)

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Aimée
Vega
Montiel

Researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Humanities (CEIICH), National Autonomous University of Mexico. Expert in feminist studies and communication. President of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), an initiative launched in 2013 by UNESCO and more than 600 organizations, whose main objective is to promote gender equality and women’s human rights in and through the media and digital communication. Co-coordinator of the UNESCO UniTWIN University Network on Gender, Media and ICTs, made up of 19 universities from the five regions, which aims to promote education, research, and dissemination programs on gender and communication. Member of the Group of Experts of the Council of Europe in charge of preparing the first Recommendation on Gender Equality for the European Audiovisual Sector, approved by the States parties in 2017.

She has conducted research on violence against women in the media and digital content, on gender and communication policies, gender and media structures, violence against women journalists, and gender and communication in education, among others. She has linked research to the development of legislation, mechanisms, and policies at the national, regional and international levels in bodies such as the CEDAW and the CSW.

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Eugenia
López
Uribe

Feminist with a degree in Sociology and a Masters in Political and Social Studies. She has more than 25 years of experience working in favor of women’s rights in all their diversity with non-governmental organizations, academia, international organizations, and government agencies. She has worked with rural, indigenous, and marginalized urban populations. She has experience in the areas of gender, sexualities, reproduction, HIV, drugs, adolescence and youth, social leadership, transparency and accountability, business, and human rights. Founder of “Decidir” Youth Coalition for Sexual Citizenship, the Maria Abortion Fund for Social Justice, and the feminist alliance Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ). She is a member of Feminist Neighbors for Sexual and Reproductive Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Informal Reference Group on LGBTI issues of UN Women. She is currently the Latin American and Caribbean Representative of the Global Alliance to End Child Marriage: Girls Not Brides.

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Norma
Don Juan
Pérez

Nahua indigenous woman, originally from Mexico City. Member of the National Coordination of Indigenous Women (CONAMI-Mexico). During the period 2016-2019, she was part of the Collegiate Coordination team and the Collegiate Council of the Continental Liaison of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), and is currently part of the CONAMI Council of Women Leaders. In 2019, she served as President of the Board of Directors of the First Women’s Parliament in Mexico City. She has a degree in Human Settlements Design (UAM-X), diplomas and courses on topics such as gender, interculturality, human rights, legal pluralism, local governance, and political leadership of indigenous women, among others. She is a human rights promoter, popular educator, and social researcher.

Facebook: Coordinadora Nacional de Mujeres Indígenas conami

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Gerdi
Seidl

She holds a degree in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin and a PhD in Rural Development from the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Xochimilco Unit. Originally from Germany, she has adopted Mexico as her home and place of struggle. For 18 years she has accompanied groups of rural, peasant, and indigenous women on issues of organization, rights and gender equality, especially in Chiapas and the Southeast of Mexico, collaborating with civil society organizations and academia. She has carried out research on the environment and gender, public policy, agro-ecology, and food. She currently works as a professor of the bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Land Management with rural, peasant, and indigenous students at the Moxviquil University and CESDER from a popular education approach. She is a member of the National Network of Rural Promoters and Advisors and considers herself a rural feminist in constant construction and deconstruction, learning from the feminisms of the South.

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Magdalena
García
Hernández 

Economist, feminist and gender expert. She has been a civil servant, bank official, United Nations staff, university professor, and researcher. Consultant at various agencies of the United Nations. She was a member of the Global Expert Group on Municipal Finance Policy Units and Local Tax Systems, in the Habitat III process. She has supported the creation and design of Urban Observatories, Social and Gender Violence Observatories, and public expenditure monitoring for equality between women and men. She was Director of Economic Studies at the School of Economics of the University of Puebla, General Director of Economic Studies of the Mexican Bank SOMEX, General Director of Social Development of the Government of Mexico City, President of Focal Points of the Network of Women Leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). She is a businesswoman and General Director of Bufete de Estudios Interdisciplinarios AC, consultative organization to ECOSOC at the United Nations. She has been part of the National Registry of Researchers (RENIECYT). She is a member of the UN Habitat Stakeholder Advisory Group. She was Technical Secretary of the Presidency of the Interagency Gender Group (GIG) of the United Nations System in Mexico. She is part of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of the National Council for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She is coordinator of the Binational Campus of Urban Thinkers Mexico – Peru of the UN Habitat World Urban Campaign.

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María
Eugenia
Romero

Feminist of recognized expertise on the national and international levels with more than 30 years of experience in and commitment to the promotion and defense of women’s rights. Member of the Civil Society Advisory Group of UN Women Mexico, of the Women’s Major Group, and Advisory Council of the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (RSMLAC). She currently serves as General Director of Gender Equity, Citizenship, Work and Family, and the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico (ddeser).

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Teresa
Pérez
Vázquez

Founder and executive director of the Center for Research on Equality, Public Policy and Development (CIPE), a space for the defense of human rights and gender equality advocacy in national, regional, and international public policy-making.

An anthropologist and member of the feminist movement for more than 25 years, she has promoted the creation of feminist networks at the local and global levels. Her professional experience began in academia and later in civil society, where she has promoted and been part of key spaces for political advocacy such as the Hearing on Feminicide and Gender Violence of the Permanent Court of the Lelio Basso Foundation ––a collaboration mechanism among CSOs, the Federal Government, and Gender Violence and Women’s Political Participation observatories.

She has designed and coordinated international projects with the United Nations Trust Fund to Eliminate Violence against Women addressing sexual violence and the United Nations Democracy Fund with the prevention of gender-based forced disappearance of girls and young women.

She created the “Advocacy Platform: Gender-based political violence against women and access to justice”, and is a member of the Athena Parity Democracy Network.

She is part of the Women’s Major Group-UN.

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Gloria
Ramírez
Hernández

PhD in Social Sciences, coordinator of the UNESCO Chair of Human Rights at the National Autonomous University of Mexico as part of the School of Political and Social Sciences (FCPyS).

Considered a Latin American educator in human rights, a professor and researcher at UNAM, she has dedicated herself to strengthening education, promotion, and defense of women’s human rights in Mexico and Latin America. She has done so from academia as a professor as well as through research and information on the Mexican government’s compliance with its international commitments; in other words, compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and its recommendations. She coordinates shadow reports with numerous civil organizations and academic institutions, managing to advocate for their demands.

She has several publications on the subject, the most recent one being Los derechos políticos-electorales de las mujeres en México ante la CEDAW (The political-electoral rights of women in Mexico before the CEDAW) (TEPJF:2020). She has received a number of awards such as the “Elvira Carrillo Puerto” Award 2017, granted by the Senate of the Republic for her contributions to substantive equality and women’s empowerment. In 2013, she received the “Hermila Galindo” Award from the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District, and in 2012, she received the National University Award for Social Science Teaching, 2012.

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Estela
Alicia
Fernández
Hermosillo

She has a degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Higher Education from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Diploma in Human Rights by CNDH, CEDH and the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Certified by CALISEG INMUJERES.

Born in Chihuahua City, in 1986 she was part of the emergence of APRODEM (Association for Women’s Rights), which was created in 1994 as a Circle for Gender Studies collaborating with national and ––later–– Latin American feminist NGOs working on the demands to be set forth at the IV World Women’s Conference 1995 in Beijing.

After deliberating on the relationship between feminism and gender, she joined the feminist activism in the academic field in order to influence the educational space for the institutionalization of gender mainstreaming.

She is the designer and coordinator of the Diploma in Gender from a Humanistic Perspective at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua; trainer in Gender Perspective and Public Policy, National Institute for Women; advisor to the Chihuahua Institute for Women, and member of the Diagnostic Research Team on Femicide, which operates in 11 states in Mexico.

Researcher at the National Feminist Front for the Alternative National Report, 20 years after the IV World Women’s Conference, chapter: VIOLENCE.

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Rosenda
Maldonado
Godínez

Otomi indigenous woman, originally from the municipality of Huayacocotla, Veracruz. She holds a degree in Law, with experience in the defense and promotion of human rights. She focuses on the defense of the rights of indigenous women as relates to gender violence, access to justice, land and territory tenure, and political participation.

She provides agrarian legal assistance to indigenous women, as well as accompaniment, advice, and advocacy for indigenous women victims of domestic violence.

She has contributed to and promoted, along with other organizations, the first demand to issue the Gender Violence Against Women Alert in the State of Veracruz. She has contributed to research on gender violence against indigenous women, as well as on the situation of land tenure rights for indigenous women. She participated in the study and research regarding indigenous women’s participation in Free, Public and Informed Consultations in Mexico.

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Lucía
Lagunes
Huerta

She has a degree in Journalism with studies in Sociology and a diploma in Human Rights in the New Constitutional Reforms of Mexico. Director of Women’s Communication and Information (CIMAC) and of the news agency Cimacnoticias, founder of the National Network of Journalists, specialized in gender-responsive journalism. She coordinates the Communication and Gender Diploma in collaboration with UNAM.

He began his journalistic work in 1991. Creator of the columns Zona de Reflexión and Transgresoras. Host of the program Análisis Feminista on Violeta Radio. Commentator at Radio Ibero, Radio Universidad de Tamaulipas, and Radio Educación. She is part of the Advisory Council of the Protection Mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists.

She has participated in several publications, among the most recent ones: Democracy and Media (Democracia y medios de comunicación), Herencia de un Sexenio: simulación y desplazamiento (Inheritance of a Sexennium: Simulation and Displacement), Violencia contra mujeres periodistas (Violence against Women Journalists).

Her work has earned her several awards such as: “Siempre por ellas”, awarded by families of victims of femicide; VI International Prize for Freedom of the Press, awarded by the University of Malaga; and the UNESCO Chair of Communication.

Researcher, columnist, feminist, and consultant on gender issues and journalism since 1985.

He has been a judge in several national and international journalism awards.

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Pilar
Muriedas
Juárez

An activist in the feminist movement for 35 years, she holds a degree in Social Anthropology from the Universidad Veracruzana and is a specialist in Cultural Policies and Management at OEI-UAM-CONACULTA.

Founding partner of the Consortium for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equality in Mexico City and Oaxaca. Currently a member of the Management Team of Consorcio Oaxaca.

Board of Directors and Advisors of the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (RSMLAC) and Ashoka’s social entrepreneur.

She has been a promoter of networks and articulations with a feminist vision in Mexico: the Women’s Health Network, the National Forum of Women and Population Policy, the National Committee for Safe Motherhood in Mexico, the Mexican Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations for the International Conference on Population in Cairo and the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-D).

She has been a speaker at the Public Hearing of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in favor of the decriminalization of abortion in Mexico City, and actively participated in achieving the decriminalization of abortion in the State of Oaxaca.

In the field of cultural rights, she has participated in various initiatives such as local commissioner for Mexico of the Americas of the Spanish Society for Cultural Action and UNESCO. Moderator at the “El Sexo Oculto del Dinero” (The Hidden Sex of Money) purse exhibition in Mexico City and the Basque Country. Promoter of projects in Cultural Territories for Equaluty with women who live, work or walk in the Historical Center of Mexico City.

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Alina (Al) Ixchel
Vallejo
Galeana

She holds a degree in Communication from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), is a specialist in Public Policy and Gender Justice from the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), and holds a diploma in Non-Discrimination from the Institute of Legal Research at UNAM. She is part of the Youth Working Group of the Generation Equality Forums, led by UN Women.

She is currently the Director and Founder of the project and documentary “Estas Tijeras Cortan” (These Scissors Cut), documenting the resistance of young sexual dissidents in fundamentalist contexts in Latin America, funded by the Open Society Foundations 2019 “Young Feminist Leaders” Program; a scholarship holder of the Professional Cultural Exchange Program of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) in Stuttgart, Germany; independent consultant; contributor to the magazine GénEr♀♂s of the University of Colima and the Asociación Colimense de Universitarias A.C.

For five years, she worked as Coordinator of the Human Rights and Education for Peace Program of the organization Musas de Metal Grupo de Mujeres Gay A.C. In addition, she has participated in national, regional, and international events and media for the training in and promotion of human rights; she has also given workshops for public servants, professionals, academia, general public, and activists. She identifies as an activist, lesbian, feminist, and dissident.

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Roberto
Pérez
Baeza

Human rights defender. From the age of 17, he has been a member of the youth movement for sexual and reproductive rights. He has collaborated with national and international organizations. His areas of work have been development, gender, and inclusion. He has specialized in participation and advocacy for the rights of young people, LGBTI, women, and people living with HIV.

He has developed strong work in the field of Education and Sexual and Gender Diversity in Mexico and Latin America. He has been co-promoter of the 1st National Survey on Homophobic Bullying in Mexico in 2012. He was the youth civil society representative at the 1st Global Meeting on Education and Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at UNESCO in Paris in 2016. In 2017 he co-coordinated the National Survey on School Violence based on Sexual Orientation, Identity and Gender Expression against LGBT students in Mexico ––the first regional report on the situation of LGBT school violence. He was part of the Board of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ILGALAC).

He has experience in development agendas at the national, regional and international levels. Since 2014 it follows up on the Population and Development Agenda, advocating for monitoring and advocacy on M&R, Gender and LGBTI. She was part of the Grupo Impulsor de Mira que te Miro, a social monitoring tool on the fulfillment of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development regarding Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the region. He follows up on 2030 Agenda. Since 2017, he has been a member of the working committees of the National 2030 Agenda Council. He was part of the Regional Commission that installed the Civil Society Participation Mechanism in Latin America and the Caribbean and was the Representative of the LGBTI Group in that mechanism. Currently he leads the Strategic Alliances area of The Hunger Project Mexico.

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Aimée Vega Montiel

Researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Humanities (CEIICH), National Autonomous University of Mexico. Expert in feminist studies and communication. President of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG), an initiative launched in 2013 by UNESCO and more than 600 organizations, whose main objective is to promote gender equality and women’s human rights in and through the media and digital communication. Co-coordinator of the UNESCO UniTWIN University Network on Gender, Media and ICTs, made up of 19 universities from the five regions, which aims to promote education, research, and dissemination programs on gender and communication. Member of the Group of Experts of the Council of Europe in charge of preparing the first Recommendation on Gender Equality for the European Audiovisual Sector, approved by the States parties in 2017.

She has conducted research on violence against women in the media and digital content, on gender and communication policies, gender and media structures, violence against women journalists, and gender and communication in education, among others. She has linked research to the development of legislation, mechanisms, and policies at the national, regional and international levels in bodies such as the CEDAW and the CSW.

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Eugenia López Uribe

Feminist with a degree in Sociology and a Masters in Political and Social Studies. She has more than 25 years of experience working in favor of women’s rights in all their diversity with non-governmental organizations, academia, international organizations, and government agencies. She has worked with rural, indigenous, and marginalized urban populations. She has experience in the areas of gender, sexualities, reproduction, HIV, drugs, adolescence and youth, social leadership, transparency and accountability, business, and human rights. Founder of “Decidir” Youth Coalition for Sexual Citizenship, the Maria Abortion Fund for Social Justice, and the feminist alliance Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ). She is a member of Feminist Neighbors for Sexual and Reproductive Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Informal Reference Group on LGBTI issues of UN Women. She is currently the Latin American and Caribbean Representative of the Global Alliance to End Child Marriage: Girls Not Brides.

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Norma Don Juan Pérez

Nahua indigenous woman, originally from Mexico City. Member of the National Coordination of Indigenous Women (CONAMI-Mexico). During the period 2016-2019, she was part of the Collegiate Coordination team and the Collegiate Council of the Continental Liaison of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), and is currently part of the CONAMI Council of Women Leaders. In 2019, she served as President of the Board of Directors of the First Women’s Parliament in Mexico City. She has a degree in Human Settlements Design (UAM-X), diplomas and courses on topics such as gender, interculturality, human rights, legal pluralism, local governance, and political leadership of indigenous women, among others. She is a human rights promoter, popular educator, and social researcher.

Facebook: Coordinadora Nacional de Mujeres Indígenas conami

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Gerdi Seidl

She holds a degree in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin and a PhD in Rural Development from the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Xochimilco Unit. Originally from Germany, she has adopted Mexico as her home and place of struggle. For 18 years she has accompanied groups of rural, peasant, and indigenous women on issues of organization, rights and gender equality, especially in Chiapas and the Southeast of Mexico, collaborating with civil society organizations and academia. She has carried out research on the environment and gender, public policy, agro-ecology, and food. She currently works as a professor of the bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Land Management with rural, peasant, and indigenous students at the Moxviquil University and CESDER from a popular education approach. She is a member of the National Network of Rural Promoters and Advisors and considers herself a rural feminist in constant construction and deconstruction, learning from the feminisms of the South.

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Magdalena García Hernández 

Economist, feminist and gender expert. She has been a civil servant, bank official, United Nations staff, university professor, and researcher. Consultant at various agencies of the United Nations. She was a member of the Global Expert Group on Municipal Finance Policy Units and Local Tax Systems, in the Habitat III process. She has supported the creation and design of Urban Observatories, Social and Gender Violence Observatories, and public expenditure monitoring for equality between women and men. She was Director of Economic Studies at the School of Economics of the University of Puebla, General Director of Economic Studies of the Mexican Bank SOMEX, General Director of Social Development of the Government of Mexico City, President of Focal Points of the Network of Women Leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). She is a businesswoman and General Director of Bufete de Estudios Interdisciplinarios AC, consultative organization to ECOSOC at the United Nations. She has been part of the National Registry of Researchers (RENIECYT). She is a member of the UN Habitat Stakeholder Advisory Group. She was Technical Secretary of the Presidency of the Interagency Gender Group (GIG) of the United Nations System in Mexico. She is part of the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee of the National Council for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She is coordinator of the Binational Campus of Urban Thinkers Mexico – Peru of the UN Habitat World Urban Campaign.

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María Eugenia Romero

Feminist of recognized expertise on the national and international levels with more than 30 years of experience in and commitment to the promotion and defense of women’s rights. Member of the Civil Society Advisory Group of UN Women Mexico, of the Women’s Major Group, and Advisory Council of the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (RSMLAC). She currently serves as General Director of Gender Equity, Citizenship, Work and Family, and the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico (ddeser).

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Teresa Pérez Vázquez

Founder and executive director of the Center for Research on Equality, Public Policy and Development (CIPE), a space for the defense of human rights and gender equality advocacy in national, regional, and international public policy-making.

An anthropologist and member of the feminist movement for more than 25 years, she has promoted the creation of feminist networks at the local and global levels. Her professional experience began in academia and later in civil society, where she has promoted and been part of key spaces for political advocacy such as the Hearing on Feminicide and Gender Violence of the Permanent Court of the Lelio Basso Foundation ––a collaboration mechanism among CSOs, the Federal Government, and Gender Violence and Women’s Political Participation observatories.

She has designed and coordinated international projects with the United Nations Trust Fund to Eliminate Violence against Women addressing sexual violence and the United Nations Democracy Fund with the prevention of gender-based forced disappearance of girls and young women.

She created the “Advocacy Platform: Gender-based political violence against women and access to justice”, and is a member of the Athena Parity Democracy Network.

She is part of the Women’s Major Group-UN.

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Gloria Ramírez Hernández

PhD in Social Sciences, coordinator of the UNESCO Chair of Human Rights at the National Autonomous University of Mexico as part of the School of Political and Social Sciences (FCPyS).

Considered a Latin American educator in human rights, a professor and researcher at UNAM, she has dedicated herself to strengthening education, promotion, and defense of women’s human rights in Mexico and Latin America. She has done so from academia as a professor as well as through research and information on the Mexican government’s compliance with its international commitments; in other words, compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and its recommendations. She coordinates shadow reports with numerous civil organizations and academic institutions, managing to advocate for their demands.

She has several publications on the subject, the most recent one being Los derechos políticos-electorales de las mujeres en México ante la CEDAW (The political-electoral rights of women in Mexico before the CEDAW) (TEPJF:2020). She has received a number of awards such as the “Elvira Carrillo Puerto” Award 2017, granted by the Senate of the Republic for her contributions to substantive equality and women’s empowerment. In 2013, she received the “Hermila Galindo” Award from the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District, and in 2012, she received the National University Award for Social Science Teaching, 2012.

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Estela Alicia Fernández Hermosillo

She has a degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Higher Education from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Diploma in Human Rights by CNDH, CEDH and the Autonomous University of Chihuahua. Certified by CALISEG INMUJERES.

Born in Chihuahua City, in 1986 she was part of the emergence of APRODEM (Association for Women’s Rights), which was created in 1994 as a Circle for Gender Studies collaborating with national and ––later–– Latin American feminist NGOs working on the demands to be set forth at the IV World Women’s Conference 1995 in Beijing.

After deliberating on the relationship between feminism and gender, she joined the feminist activism in the academic field in order to influence the educational space for the institutionalization of gender mainstreaming.

She is the designer and coordinator of the Diploma in Gender from a Humanistic Perspective at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua; trainer in Gender Perspective and Public Policy, National Institute for Women; advisor to the Chihuahua Institute for Women, and member of the Diagnostic Research Team on Femicide, which operates in 11 states in Mexico.

Researcher at the National Feminist Front for the Alternative National Report, 20 years after the IV World Women’s Conference, chapter: VIOLENCE.

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Rosenda Maldonado Godínez

Otomi indigenous woman, originally from the municipality of Huayacocotla, Veracruz. She holds a degree in Law, with experience in the defense and promotion of human rights. She focuses on the defense of the rights of indigenous women as relates to gender violence, access to justice, land and territory tenure, and political participation.

She provides agrarian legal assistance to indigenous women, as well as accompaniment, advice, and advocacy for indigenous women victims of domestic violence.

She has contributed to and promoted, along with other organizations, the first demand to issue the Gender Violence Against Women Alert in the State of Veracruz. She has contributed to research on gender violence against indigenous women, as well as on the situation of land tenure rights for indigenous women. She participated in the study and research regarding indigenous women’s participation in Free, Public and Informed Consultations in Mexico.

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Lucía Lagunes Huerta

She has a degree in Journalism with studies in Sociology and a diploma in Human Rights in the New Constitutional Reforms of Mexico. Director of Women’s Communication and Information (CIMAC) and of the news agency Cimacnoticias, founder of the National Network of Journalists, specialized in gender-responsive journalism. She coordinates the Communication and Gender Diploma in collaboration with UNAM.

He began his journalistic work in 1991. Creator of the columns Zona de Reflexión and Transgresoras. Host of the program Análisis Feminista on Violeta Radio. Commentator at Radio Ibero, Radio Universidad de Tamaulipas, and Radio Educación. She is part of the Advisory Council of the Protection Mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists.

She has participated in several publications, among the most recent ones: Democracy and Media (Democracia y medios de comunicación), Herencia de un Sexenio: simulación y desplazamiento (Inheritance of a Sexennium: Simulation and Displacement), Violencia contra mujeres periodistas (Violence against Women Journalists).

Her work has earned her several awards such as: “Siempre por ellas”, awarded by families of victims of femicide; VI International Prize for Freedom of the Press, awarded by the University of Malaga; and the UNESCO Chair of Communication.

Researcher, columnist, feminist, and consultant on gender issues and journalism since 1985.

He has been a judge in several national and international journalism awards.

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Pilar Muriedas Juárez

An activist in the feminist movement for 35 years, she holds a degree in Social Anthropology from the Universidad Veracruzana and is a specialist in Cultural Policies and Management at OEI-UAM-CONACULTA.

Founding partner of the Consortium for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equality in Mexico City and Oaxaca. Currently a member of the Management Team of Consorcio Oaxaca.

Board of Directors and Advisors of the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (RSMLAC) and Ashoka’s social entrepreneur.

She has been a promoter of networks and articulations with a feminist vision in Mexico: the Women’s Health Network, the National Forum of Women and Population Policy, the National Committee for Safe Motherhood in Mexico, the Mexican Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations for the International Conference on Population in Cairo and the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders (IM-D).

She has been a speaker at the Public Hearing of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation in favor of the decriminalization of abortion in Mexico City, and actively participated in achieving the decriminalization of abortion in the State of Oaxaca.

In the field of cultural rights, she has participated in various initiatives such as local commissioner for Mexico of the Americas of the Spanish Society for Cultural Action and UNESCO. Moderator at the “El Sexo Oculto del Dinero” (The Hidden Sex of Money) purse exhibition in Mexico City and the Basque Country. Promoter of projects in Cultural Territories for Equaluty with women who live, work or walk in the Historical Center of Mexico City.

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Alina (Al) Ixchel Vallejo Galeana

She holds a degree in Communication from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), is a specialist in Public Policy and Gender Justice from the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), and holds a diploma in Non-Discrimination from the Institute of Legal Research at UNAM. She is part of the Youth Working Group of the Generation Equality Forums, led by UN Women.

She is currently the Director and Founder of the project and documentary “Estas Tijeras Cortan” (These Scissors Cut), documenting the resistance of young sexual dissidents in fundamentalist contexts in Latin America, funded by the Open Society Foundations 2019 “Young Feminist Leaders” Program; a scholarship holder of the Professional Cultural Exchange Program of the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) in Stuttgart, Germany; independent consultant; contributor to the magazine GénEr♀♂s of the University of Colima and the Asociación Colimense de Universitarias A.C.

For five years, she worked as Coordinator of the Human Rights and Education for Peace Program of the organization Musas de Metal Grupo de Mujeres Gay A.C. In addition, she has participated in national, regional, and international events and media for the training in and promotion of human rights; she has also given workshops for public servants, professionals, academia, general public, and activists. She identifies as an activist, lesbian, feminist, and dissident.

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Roberto Pérez Baeza

Human rights defender. From the age of 17, he has been a member of the youth movement for sexual and reproductive rights. He has collaborated with national and international organizations. His areas of work have been development, gender, and inclusion. He has specialized in participation and advocacy for the rights of young people, LGBTI, women, and people living with HIV.

He has developed strong work in the field of Education and Sexual and Gender Diversity in Mexico and Latin America. He has been co-promoter of the 1st National Survey on Homophobic Bullying in Mexico in 2012. He was the youth civil society representative at the 1st Global Meeting on Education and Violence based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at UNESCO in Paris in 2016. In 2017 he co-coordinated the National Survey on School Violence based on Sexual Orientation, Identity and Gender Expression against LGBT students in Mexico ––the first regional report on the situation of LGBT school violence. He was part of the Board of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ILGALAC).

He has experience in development agendas at the national, regional and international levels. Since 2014 it follows up on the Population and Development Agenda, advocating for monitoring and advocacy on M&R, Gender and LGBTI. She was part of the Grupo Impulsor de Mira que te Miro, a social monitoring tool on the fulfillment of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development regarding Sexual and Reproductive Rights in the region. He follows up on 2030 Agenda. Since 2017, he has been a member of the working committees of the National 2030 Agenda Council. He was part of the Regional Commission that installed the Civil Society Participation Mechanism in Latin America and the Caribbean and was the Representative of the LGBTI Group in that mechanism. Currently he leads the Strategic Alliances area of The Hunger Project Mexico.

On this page photographs of:
Andy Richter, Dzilam Méndez, Ariel Silva, Joe Saade, Ryan Brown.