Estefania Reyes – Women Deliver

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2020

Estefania Reyes

  • Age: 32
  •    |   She/her/hers

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As activists, we have the responsibility to not only benefit young girls with our advocacy and projects but also give them the spaces and agency to become active leaders and changemakers in their communities. Their voices matter, and their stories need to be told on their own terms.

- Estefania Reyes

Bio

Estefania Reyes was born and raised in Venezuela. She is currently working toward a PhD at Western University. Estefania is a co-founder of Proyecto Mujeres and works as a consultant and feminist researcher.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

Once I started to see the world with a feminist lens, I couldn't avoid noticing how unjust and unequal our society is. And once you drop the veil of patriarchy, it feels irresponsible not to do something, as small as it could be, to dismantle it.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

In 2018, I started a school-based intervention called Niñas Visibles to transform the narratives and experiences around menstruation among girls. To this day, more than 500 girls have participated.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

I love hiking and swimming.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Spanish (Advanced/Native)

Speaks On:

  • Menstrual justice
  • Feminist school-based interventions
  • Humanitarian action and gender equality

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Professional Certificate in Radio Broadcasting
  • Best dissertation and best overall performance
  • Chevening Scholarship
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez Journalism Award Finalist