Johanna Torres, Nicaragua

Johanna Torres

iLEAP International Fellow, 2014

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Johanna’s Story

Johanna is the Legal Advisor at La Fundación Entre Mujeres (La FEM, in English–Foundation for Women). La FEM is a feminist organization in Esteli, Nicaragua committed to the strategic interests of rural women, with a focus on gender and class issues. Johanna counsels and accompanies survivors of gender-based violence in the legal processes while also coordinating and communicating with local authorities and community leaders and facilitating workshops focused on themes such as sexual and reproductive rights and empowerment.

Johanna has been working at La FEM since 2008, she explains, “my profession isn’t only a job, it is an ideology for my life.”

Johanna believes that through the exchange with other fellows and self-reflection, the iLEAP program will be an important opportunity for personal empowerment and allow her to “deepen within [her] what it means to be a true and sustainable leader.”