María José Rivas
Director (Youth Representative) | Paraguay
María José Rivas Vera is a young lawyer from Paraguay. She is training to be a Sexuality Educator and plans to undertake a Masters in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. She has been volunteering for more than 12 years in the area of non-formal education in the Scout Movement, where she has gained experience in youth involvement with decision-making and strategic communication. Ms. Rivas Vera has also engaged with human rights and women’s access to justice with local organizations, such as Amnesty International-Paraguayan Chapter and CLADEM Paraguay (Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights). She has been a member of the Centro Paraguayo de Estudios de Población (CEPEP), the IPPF/WHR Member Association in Paraguay, since 2009.