Daniela Alcaraz

Latin American Officer, Grassroots Justice Network, Mexico

Daniela supports the Grassroots Justice Network member initiatives in Latin America. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Political Economy from Lewis & Clark College, in Oregon, USA, and a Certification in Gender and Public Policy of Equality from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). She has a strong interest in human rights advocacy and security issues, which has been reflected in both her academic and professional experience working with non-profit organizations and international development agencies. Her experience includes the coordination of national and regional initiatives aimed at fostering gender-oriented programs, particularly those focused on the development of IT skills. Her efforts have also focused on the implementation of programs dedicated to preventing gender-based violence against women and girls in Mexico. Furthermore, Daniela developed a grassroots project called “Xochicalli: Flore(siendo) Unidas” (Xochicalli: Flourishing together), that sought to promote peace and raise awareness about gender-based violence through the creation of individual and collective self-care spaces for young women in Iztapalapa, Mexico City. She loves dancing, baking and traveling.