Mariana Lizarraga


Mariana is a 23-year-old International Relations major at UDLAP in Puebla, Mexico. Her research areas are gender and security with a focus on North and Latin America. She is part of Organización Genera, a Puebla-based NGO that seeks to raise awareness on gender-based violence in Puebla and the rest of Mexico. She works as a speaker and coordinator of the #YoNoAcosoYoDenuncioyDefiendo (I don't harass, I report and support; rough translation) campaign that hopes to address Mexico's problem with street harassment.

  1. Gender Based Violence
    Women are Claiming Back the Streets of Mexico

    The ease with which perpetrators can commit these crimes is the result of a culture of normalization that includes victim…

  2. Gender Based Violence
    Being a Woman in Mexico

    Amidst the horrifying statistics, have you ever wondered, “what is it like to be a woman in Mexico?".

  3. Education
    What’s Going Wrong with our Sex Education?

    Nearly 80% of Mexican parents avoid talking about sex with their children. But how do we expect young people to…

  4. Gender Based Violence
    Enjoy Sexual Assault for it to be a Crime

    Absurd though it may sound, for a sexual assault to be charged as such the perpetrator of the crime must…