Fernanda Vázquez is a decolonial feminist and activist in women’s rights and sexual and reproductive rights from México.
In this episode, Fernanda discusses studying International Relations at university and attending the Women’s March in México City with her mother. She speaks about learning about feminism during the pandemic, becoming a decolonial feminist, and being inspired by Angela Davis. Being aware of the high rates of violence against women in her country, at an early age, Fernanda protested street harassment when she observed her mother experiencing it.
Fernanda had a very good childhood, with her parents allowing her to make many decisions for herself, and she observed her parents share the responsibilities of the household.
Fernanda Vázquez speaks to the importance of young people’s participation in political discussions and decisions.
In September 2023, Fernanda had the privilege of speaking in events related to the United Nations general Assembly. She talks about the positive change that is coming from grassroots organizations and from the leadership of young people.
Fernanda believes that we can work together to have a better world and highlights the importance of mentorship, intergenerational dialogs and support networks for young people where they can speak and develop themselves. This episode touches upon advocacy for women’s rights, including the right to decide what they want to do with their bodies, the right to education, and the right to avoid early marriage and to choose whether or not that want to be married at all.
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