Valentina Zendejas MohenoDeputy Director, Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir
Valentina is the Deputy Director at the Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir (ILSB) where she has collaborated for 6 years. ILSB is a Mexican non-profit, non-governmental feminist organization, with 19 years of experience fostering social leadership and citizen participation with a gender perspective, as a strategy to strengthen women’s movement as well as to advance justice and equality in Mexico. ILSB works with indigenous, afro-descendant women, and young people to claim their human rights; and promotes women’s political participation, sexual and reproductive justice and economic autonomy of women.
Valentina is specialist in Public Policy with a Gender Perspective from FLACSO (Latin American Faculty of Social Science). She holds a Master´s Degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Florida International University and a Bachelor´s Degree in International Relations from UNAM (National University of Mexico). She has also a Diploma on Public Policy with a Gender and Human Rights Perspective from the Organization of American States.
She has collaborated with civil society organizations both, in Mexico and Spain form more than 10 years. Her areas of expertise are the strengthening of civil society organizations, mainstreaming of gender in public policies and organizations, sexual and reproductive rights, political participation and economic autonomy of women.