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Carme Clavel Arcas

Carme is a Nicaraguan feminist, activist, human rights defender, researcher, and doctor with the soul of a nurse and public health specialist who lives between Managua, Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. Carme serves as the co-director for JASS Mesoamerica providing support  in the areas of advocacy, finance, programs, and human resources. Carme joined the team in 2015 with more than 25 years of experience in Catalonia, Nicaragua and Central America creating networks, alliances and women’s centers that focused on the right to abortion, combatting violence against women, and adolecent development & youth rights. Carme enjoys traveling to see her family and friends across the globe where they can share stories and eat diverse foods. She enjoys going bird watching, dancing, and laying in a hammock with a good book next to the sea or Rio San Juan. Carme’s commitment to social justice is part of who she is as a person. She is passionate about building a life free of violence against women and ensuring everyone has the right to decide the formation of their family and familial practices like breast feeding. Carme views her feminism as the lenses with which she sees the world. She is passionate about achieving a more equal and fair world which respects all of the intersectionalities of a lived experience like ethnicity, age, sexual choice, abilities, class, etc. and being optimistic about weaving bridges and alliances between us.

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