Summits of the Americas

Vital Viewpoints for Women

In the framework of the IX Summit, the Summits Secretariat and the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) present "Vital Perspectives for Women". A space for reflection where the themes of the #IXSummit are addressed with women activists, academics, politicians and leaders from an intersectional approach and with a gender perspective.


Claudia Fuentes

Director of ECOSUR and member of the board of directors of the college of natural resources engineers.


Rosina Wiltshire

Civil Regional Board member, Gender Equality and International Development specialist. Member of the OAS group in the Electoral Observation Missions (EOM) in the field of women's political participation


Ophelia Pastrana

She is a BBC100 woman and openly transgender woman, she is the 69th most influential woman worldwide on Twitter on technology topics according to Bussines Insider. Great promoter of digital culture and the adoption of technology as a lifestyle.

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Sandra CastaƱeda

Lawyer and defender of women's human rights for more than 30 years, teacher in cooperative relations, feminist and activist.


Tina Alvarenga

Social activist, defender and researcher in human rights of indigenous peoples.