Patricia Ardón

Guatemala City
Regional Co-Director
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Patricia is a Guatemalan feminist who studied social anthropology and has more than 30 years experience working with grassroots movements throughout Central America. She is a co-founder of JASS, a member of the Alquimia School team and is currently the co-director of JASS Mesoamerica and a member of JASS's global coordinating group, working on issues designated as high priority by the organization.

Patricia has been an activist on the rights of peoples since she was young. She has been a part of many grassroots movements, focusing in the past fifteen years on women's rights. She has worked in organizing and political popular education from the community to the international level, with national, regional and international NGOs, mainly in Guatemala and other parts of Central America. The focus of her work has ranged from international advocacy for women's and people's rights, to organizing to promote strategic thinking within grassroots movements and developing diverse forms of multi-level support. She has worked in contexts of war and conflict, concentrating on peace-building processes and facilitating dialogues. She has also devoted her efforts to the design and facilitation of training processes for indigenous peoples, women's organizations and other social movements. She has written many texts on peace building, rights and advocacy.