Monica Corona

Mexico City
Board of Directors

Monica Corona is a Latin American social scientist with more than 20 years of international experience in gender, development, migration and human rights, with wide experience on policy research and various publications on gender issues and feminization of migration.

In the early '90s she worked in various countries of Central America (Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala), focusing on gender issues and human rights. From 1991 to 1994, she worked with ONUSAL, the United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador.  From 2000 to 2007 she was the Director for Methodology Research and Gender Training in the National Institute for Women of the Mexican Federal Government.

 In 2007, she moved to La Paz, Bolivia, where she has focused her professional and academic efforts on the feminization of migration, doing research and leading the Project “Improving Management of the migration flows of domestic workers from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to the EU, especially Spain”, funded by the European Union and Oxfam Great Britain (2009-2011). From 2012 to 2014, she lived in in Brazil doing research on the participation of migrant women in transnational labour markets in the Southern Cone.

Born in México, she came back in 2014 to work as coordinator of projects and initiatives on migration issues with UN Women Mexico, where she coordinated the project “Promoting and protecting women migrant workers’ labour and human rights”, co-sponsored by UN Women and the European Union. Monica now works at Social Impact as the Institutional Capacity Development Manager.