Tracie Paola Méndez Saravia is a Guatemalan activist, who has been an active participant in the defence of human rights since she was a child, with a special focus on children, adolescents and youth. She is member of the Women departmental Commission CODEMUJER and the Children and Youth Protection Municipal Network of Jalapa. She is also part of the coordination of the OSAR youth movement and the National Network of the Adolescents. Tracie has a degree in law and social sciences, specialising in gender, rights of indigenous peoples, sexual and reproductive rights, children and youth. She is currently completing her Masters. “I live in a country and community where violence against women is naturalized, so it is imperative to be a feminist, committed to my community and country for change this,” she says.