Karin Watson Ferrer – Women Deliver
2020

Karin Watson Ferrer

  • Age: 25
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We're not just the future. We, the young people, are here, today and now. We must continue to fight for equality and change to create a system that respects people, our rights, the earth, and the environment, and make this world a better place for all.

- Karin Watson Ferrer

Bio

Karin Waston Ferrer was born and raised in Chile. She is working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Design at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Karin is a member of Amnesty International’s Global Youth Collective, Co-founder of the “Que se sepa” Project, Co-founder and Graphic Designer at the Re-earth Initiative, member of YES! for Humanity, and Human Rights Education volunteer at Amnistía Internacional Chile.

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.

Languages Spoken:

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

Speaks On:

  • fight for abortion rights in Chile and Latin America
  • youth participation and leadership
  • climate justice and human rights

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights Training and Participatory Methods by Amnesty International Chile
  • Youth Leader at Amnesty International's Global Youth Collective

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