I am a young professional from Colombia currently working in Human Rights, Gender Equality Politics and International Migrations and Refugees. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master in Human Rights from the University of Paris in France.
I am the Founder and Director of FARO for Migrants and Refugees, an educational platform about international migrations and socioeconomic inclusion for youth in France. In June 2021, FARO won the UN Women France “Grand Public” award for the project “Migrant Women in Business”, about gender equality, socioeconomic inclusion through entrepreneurship and financial autonomy to reduce inequalities and unemployment.
In the past 5 years, I have held multiple leadership roles in international conferences about sustainable development, including UN Women events such as Generation Equality Forum in Paris and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences – CLACSO in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recently, I have been selected as a member of the UNESCO SDG4 Youth Network, for youth and students to take action on SDG 4 with the support of the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). I chose to study law and subsequently pursue specialized training in international human rights because of the poverty I saw while growing up in my country. The inequality and the absence of socioeconomic inclusion of people around me was alarming. I thought that with a Human Rights Education, we can transform society.