Marusia López

Marusia López is a Mexican feminist with nearly two decades of experience in local, national, and international human rights organisations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ethnology from the National School of Anthropology and History in Mexico and a Master’s Degree in Gender and Development from the University of Barcelona. Marusia began her work with community-based organisations promoting the colective power of indigenous and rural women. She was the coordinator of the Mesoamerican WHRD Initiative and Regional Director of JASS Mesoamerica until 2015 and currently serves as Senior Associate on issues of holistic protection of women human rights defenders at JASS at the global level.

She coordinated You Decide, Young People’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights from 2001 to 2005 and formed part of Consortium for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equity from 2006-2008. In 2005, she received the Semillas award “Women Who Invest in Women”, and was co-recipient of the award “Struggling for our Future: A Tribue to Young Women Who Struggle for Change”, awarded by MADRE. In 2012, she was awarded the Omecíhuatl Medal from the Institute of Women of the Mexito City government for her work as a women’s rights defender and in 2013 she received the Women Have Wings Award.