Mariana Camacho
Activist Asociación Latinoamericana de Mujeres con Discapacidad

Mariana Camacho Cordero is a young Costa Rican woman

activist who is passionate about and human rights. She has participated in several activities for youth leadership related to inclusive education, gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, risk and emergency management and independent living. As an activist, she is an associate of the Latin American Women with Disabilities Alliance and a member of META (We are All in Action Movement), a Latin American network of young people with and without disabilities. She has worked independently as a consultant for public institutions on state policies and disability for almost three years. She has participated in international forums such as: the ECOSOC Youth Forum from 8 to 9 April 2019 at United Nations Headquarters, New York where she discussed the implementation of the SDGs including persons with disabilities; she presented Costa Rica’s National Report of Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development supported by United Nations Population Fund in 2017, during which she advocated for the inclusion of persons with disabilities; she also represented NGOs at the Technical Committee; finally, she participated in the 10th Session Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at United Nations Headquarters, New York, where she advocated for the participation of young people with disabilities in High Level Forums, against GBV, and for the awareness of sexual and reproductive health and rights for women with disabilities.

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