Peace First began funding projects in Latin America in 2019, and since then have grown rapidly in the region as a result of word-of-mouth organizing by tremendous young champions, particularly in Brazil, Mexico and Costa Rica. Our programs support young social change leaders across Latin America to take action to solve problems in their communities, and we’ve helped young people create edtech platforms, preserve local culture, and advocate for educational equity and reform.
Projecto Arbo provides access to free, fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to everyone in the community, especially those with limited means.!
Fellow in Residence & Regional Manager, Latin America
Paula is an activist, lawyer and academic hopeful from Lima, Perú. She was first introduced to youth activism by volunteering and fundraising in high school. This drove her to study law, focusing on human rights, and to continue volunteering throughout university. In law school, Paula focused her studies and practice on International Human Rights Law, gender studies and disability studies. She is currently on the team at UNICXS and the Legal Clinic on Disability and Human Rights at her alma mater.
Her favorite part of activism is the people she has met along the way and the knowledge they have been kind enough to share with her. As a Peace First Fellow, she hopes to mentor young activists so they can channel their passions towards concrete solutions. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her cat, called Cat.