Key Areas of Interest
Sexual and Reproductive Rights, HIV, Access to Safe Abortion, Population and Development, Youth.
Oriana has been an activist for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health for twelve years. She began her activism as a volunteer with Mexfam (IPPF affiliate in Mexico) developing strategies for sexual and reproductive health services for young people, developing sexual right materials and strategies to reach young people. In 2007, she graduated with a Bachelors’ degree in Social Communication with a research study and a documentary film about transexuality; of which a special cut was screened in the Mexican congress to advocate for legal recognition in 2007.
She developed an artistic exhibition project Bodies 4 Diversity for the XVII International AIDS Conference held in Mexico in 2008 which brought attention to HIV, discrimination and diversity. The exhibition was also displayed in Mexico City prisons and public high schools.
Oriana has participated in United Nations meetings and international conferences advocating for sexual and reproductive rights.
She is a Program Officer at Balance, promoting access to safe abortion through the MARIA Abortion Fund for Social Justice; and SRR of young people and women at the national, regional and international levels.