Bertha Sánchez

Central America

Bertha Sánchez
I am a Nicaraguan feminist activist with a degree in Social Work. I have a Master in Gender and Development, I culminated my studies with research on "The political stakes of Nicaraguan organized sex workers and their connection with feminisms". During my adolescence, I did volunteer work in social associations such as the Twinning Leon-Zaragoza, supporting adult education program in rural communities of Leon. At age 19, I joined the Feminist Collective Group of Leon (GFL) where I was the coordinator for three years. I was part of the coordinating team of Catholics for the Right to Decide in Nicaragua and coordinated the youth group CDD for four years. I worked in IPASs-Centroaméricain building alliances to demand the decriminalization of abortion in Nicaragua. Since 2013 I have been working at the Central American Women's Fund in charge of different programs, including those focused on strengthening LBT collectives in the Central American region.