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Meylin Valeria Montúfar Esquiná

Program Advisor – Guatemala

Valeria leads the coordination of the Fund’s operations in Guatemala. She supports our partners in the country, and facilitates strategic alliances and collaborative work with public institutions, other donors, and partners.

Valeria is a political scientist and feminist, originally from Chicacao, Suchitepéquez, in the boca costa of Guatemala. She has worked on programs to improve access to rights for young people, women, and at-risk populations. These include work on the right to participation, and national and binational programs to improve the right to health and gender equality, and the improvement of the quality of public health care services.

She has worked in social research with interdisciplinary teams, intersectional and life-cycle approaches in the areas of migration and displacement of young people, informal work of adolescents and young women, and the conditioning factors of the right to health.

Valeria has studies in legal and social sciences, a postgraduate degree in State, Government and Democracy, postgraduate studies in social research, and specialty courses in electoral democracy and strategic communication.