Orfe Castillo Osorio

Mexico City
Mexico Country Coordinator

Feminist, studied philosophy at the UNAM and completed courses in Parliamentary Theory and Practice at the Autonomous Metropolitan University and Leadership at ILSB. She represents JASS on the Steering Group of the Mexican Network of Women Human Rights Defenders and is Co-Coordinator of the Mesoamerican Initiative for Human Rights Defenders.

Orfe began her feminist activism in the urban popular movement in Mexico City in 1985. She was President of the Consortium for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equity, A.C. where she coordinated advocacy initiatives in the legislature. She held the post of Deputy Director of Equality and Social Diversity in the Mexico City government and Technical Secretariat of the Special Commission to examine and follow up on feminicides in the federal Chamber of Deputies. She was the Special Liaison with Civil Society and Public Policy at the Commission on Human Rights of the Federal District (CDHDF), and President of the Advisory Council of the Institute of Women of the Federal District. Orfe was the JASS representative on the Mechanism for the Prevention and Protection of Journalists and Human Rights Defenders at Risk in the Federal District. In 2006, she received the Omecihutal Medal of the Institute of Women in Mexico City in recognition of her leadership for the advancement of women's rights and was considered one of the Millennium Achievers by the newspaper Reforma for her advocacy work in the field legislative.