Karin Watson Ferrer
- Age: 26
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The climate crisis is a human rights crisis and a gender issue. It is imperative that we approach this crisis with an intersectional perspective, acknowledging and addressing the intersecting systems of oppression that contribute to and are exacerbated by the climate crisis.
- Karin Watson Ferrer
Karin Watson Ferrer is a 25 y/o activist and designer. She was born and raised in Chile, and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain. She is a human rights activist, working especially on the intersection between climate justice & gender equality. Among others, Karin was a founder member of Amnesty International’s Global Youth Collective, Co-founder of the Re-earth Initiative and Latinas for Climate. At the latter, she is one of the general coordinators, and is in charge of the design and communications area. Karin has worked on several different projects related to climate justice, gender equality and human rights, both in Chile and at an international level, bringing her creative background to the causes she cares about.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Being a woman growing up in a conservative country like Chile means constantly seeing how our rights are violated, how everything is more difficult for us, and how you are judged for being who you want to be. But it also meant that since I was a child, I wanted to fight for change.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
Through the organization I am part of, I have been advocating for the right to abortion for years. In 2017, the first minimal grounds law was passed, and now I help women with their abortion experiences through the “QueSeSepa” platform and continue advocating for full rights to abortion for all.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I'm passionate about art in many of its forms. I enjoy illustration, analog photography and film, going to exhibitions, and reading about art history. I also love baking and spending time with my four cats and my dog, and, if it's possible, to travel.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Spanish (Advanced/Native)
- Catalan (Elementary)
- Climate change & human rights
- right to abortion in Latin America
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Climate Reality Leader (2020)
- Youth Leader at Amnesty International's Global Youth Collective (2018-2020)