Tania supports youth partner organizations and manages the distribution of grants for the sexual and reproductive rights portfolio of the CAMY Fund.
Tania is a young Salvadoran woman who has brought her passion and vocation for the defense of human rights and feminism to a professional field.
She began her career in 2017 as a consultant for youth projects at Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (MUPI) in El Salvador, and has created and facilitated training processes for children and adolescents with a culture of peace at the Centro de Desarrollo Humano “Merced para Crecer”.
As a Research Assistant at the organization Cristosal, she collaborated in writing studies on the impact and management of the COVID-19 health crisis and on the situation of LGBTIQ+ youth and persons deprived of liberty in northern Central America. She has experience abroad as a participant in the “Language Assistants Exchange Program in France” for the 2020-2021 academic year. Thanks to this opportunity, she was involved in the implementation of pedagogical projects with a human rights approach.
She received a degree in International Relations and Business at the Evangelical University of El Salvador (UEES) and has a specialization in Foreign Trade and Customs Management. She has a background in human rights, citizen security, socio-political leadership and development.
In 2017, she was a member of the Museo de la Palabra y la Imagen (MUPI) team, which was awarded the Ibero-American Prize for Human Rights Education “Oscar Arnulfo Romero” by the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI). She is currently one of 20 young Latin American women selected by the Global Citizen Centre of Ban Ki-moon (former UN Secretary General) to participate in the Women’s Empowerment Program (WEP), under the instruction of the Vienna Diplomatic Academy.
She has co-authored “Vidas desprotegidas: las oportunidades económicas de las juventudes LGBTIQ+ en contextos de violencia en el Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica” (Cristosal, 2021); “Derechos Humanos y pandemia: el norte de Centroamérica frente a la emergencia sanitaria por COVID-19” (Cristosal, 2020); and “Visibilizando las violencias contra la población LGBTIQ+ en Guatemala y El Salvador” (Amate, Cristosal & Visibles, 2020).
Before becoming a Program Officer, Tania worked as a Program Assistant for the CAMY Fund.
Her native language is Spanish and she holds international certifications in English and French.
Working at the CAMY Fund, where the priority is the youth of Central America and Mexico, inspires me to continue creating spaces that promote generational change in the region so that the youth can be the protagonists of our own history.