Constanza Jáuregui Tama
Constanza in her early 18 years already has a path to tell as a human rights activist. She is an Ecuadorian feminist, environmentalist, and human rights advocate. She is an active student leader working towards reducing gender gaps and inequalities.
Constanza began her activism at the age of 12 dedicating herself to the cause of increasing literacy among the disenfranchised. In 2016, she won an award conferred by the city council for the creation of a project that sought to encourage young people to read, she believes that the best tool of change is education. In 2018, Constanza received special recognition from the International Baccalaureate Organization for having stood out in service to the community.
Furthermore, Constanza has worked closely with women victims of violence. Being motivated for that during 2020 she founded an online school called “female empowerment in a pandemic time”. She’s is highly enthused and committed to supporting youths and aiding with partnership efforts for sustainable development. In addition to her continued work in advancing SDGs, since 2019 Constanza has been an active member of the Popular Education Network for Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. She strongly believes in the importance of providing youth the spaces to become change-makers.
She is closely linked to actions to defend nature and face climate change, she has been educated on both issues and has participated in spaces for action and dialogue. Constanza is the director of a club called “Catch the Wave,” which aims to combat the effects of climate change at the national level. In 2019, she attended the UN high-level week and later participated in the Youth4Action sessions carried out at the UN GA. That motivated her to become a Youth Ambassador because she believes that with the energy and determination of young people everything is possible.
Constanza is working towards future projects focusing on SDG’s 4, 5, and 10. Therefore, her aspirations for the future include guaranteeing effective social changes for the construction of a more equitable world through law and community development.