Who we are

Alexandra Garita

Alex is Senior Advisor at the Simone de Beauvoir Leadership Institute and is the President of Equis: Justice for Women. She previously founded and coordinated RESURJ for five years. Alex regularly consults on human rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and gender policy and programming. Prior, Alex worked as Senior Program Officer, International Policy, with the International Women’s Health Coalition, led the international advocacy program at IPPF/Western Hemisphere Region and was the Mexico Program Officer at ARTICLE 19, The Global Campaign for Free Expression. An activist committed to advancing women and young people’s rights, Alex formed part of Decidir (Choice: Youth Coalition for Sexual Citizenship), where she protested, wrote, and advocated for young people’s rights to safe and legal abortion in Mexico City prior to the liberalization of the law. Alex has also worked at the Mexican Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and with the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Reproductive Health Matters and holds a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and an M.A. in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from Essex University.

Organization: Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir - Equis: Justicia para las Mujeres

Organization website:

http://www.ilsb.org.mx

http://www.equis.org.mx

Country: Mexico