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Vanessa Rivera

About Me: 

I am a Writer and Blogger on Women Issues. Gender Journalist. Women Rights Activist. Grass Roots Communication Consultant. Leadership and Empowerment Trainer. Lecturer on Islamic Feminism in Latin America

My journalistic work is focused in storytelling and coverage of issues related to women and minorities of all kind (religion, race, gender). My work is on international websites like The Huffington Post, Women News Network, Global Press Institute and I have collaborated with Furias Magazine of Argentina.

I spent part of my life living in Equator, Peru, Morocco, Argentina and United Kingdom where I developed training programs in women rights and leadership, led successfully international volunteer initiatives for native communities and poverty belts settlements and broadcasted radio community shows. My time in those countries allowed me to discover my passion for travelling and storytelling. .

As converted muslim and Islamic Feminist, my work focuses on three key areas: Gender, Identity and Communication; Sharia and Citizenship; Violence on Women and Religious Fundamentalisms.

I believe in the power of words to change the world.

My Passions: 
My Challenges: 
Empowered women standing up for their rights
My Vision for the Future: 
Human equality
My Areas of Expertise: 
Gender Issues, Community development, Comunication for social change, Islamic Feminism
My Languages: 
Spanish, English, French, Quechua, Arabic

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Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

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WWW: Women Weave the Web

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World Pulse Voices of Our Future

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EMAGAZINE: Bridging Borders

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