- Age: 33
- | Grant Recipient
Country of Origin:
Marinella Matejcic is passionate about promoting gender equity by implementing feminist principles in everything she does.
Marinella was born and raised in Croatia. She received her bachelor’s degree in cultural studies from the University of Rijeka, Croatia. As the Project Coordinator for PaRiter, she is responsible for organizing the day-to-day work, fundraising, social media and media relations, project design, project proposal writing, project implementation and narrative, and financial reporting.
Since becoming a Young Leader, Marinella is proud that her advocacy efforts with the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health resulted in him implementing all of her suggestions in his report. She also has raised enough funds to allow her organization to continue in 2018 and into 2019. Additionally, she conducted research on comprehensive sexuality education in Croatia.
To her, “meaningful youth engagement” means engagement without tokenism.
In her free time, Marinella enjoys photography, reading books, walking, swimming, and spending time with her family and family dogs.