Maria Eugenia Miranda is a journalist and social communicator, with a Masters on Social Policy and Social Work at Amsterdam University, The Netherlands. She has been an activist and trainer on sexual and reproductive rights and youth issues, with considerable international advocacy experience.
Based in Argentina, Maria Eugenia has a solid interest in youth and young women’s issues. She was a founding member of the National Network of Adolescents for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, created in 1999, and integrated by youth organizations from all over the country. She was also a founding member of the REDLAC and the Youth Coalition, where she was part of the Board of Directors and a former member of the Articulación de Mujeres Jóvenes – Trabajando en América Latina y el Caribe por los Derechos Humanos y la Ciadadanía. She has facilitated several trainings on SRR, HR, gender and youth for young people at the national, regional and international level. She has participated in the United Nations ICPD+5, ICPD+10, Beijing+5 and MDG+5 processes as an advocate for young people’s sexual and reproductive rights. She has participated on many research and investigation projects and written articles and publications, and also appeared on several radio programs and edited newsletters. She also ran the national NGO, called Moverte, working for young people’s human rights in Argentina.
Currently, she works as a consultant for difference organizations, such as ActionAid, Ipas, UNFPA. She is also doing her PhD on Social Sciences at Sarmiento/IDES University, researching on gender and migration issues.