Nominated by NGO CSW/Latin America & the Caribbean
Paola Yañez-Inofuentes was born on February 10, 1984. She is an Afro-Bolivian activist, feminist, Executive Director of the Afro-Bolivian Center for Integral and Community Development “CADIC”, Civil Engineer, Diploma in Mechanisms for the Defense of Rights of Indigenous and Afro-descendant Women from University Andina. Facilitator on issues of gender, identity, discrimination, racial discrimination, women’s rights, rights of Afro-descendant populations and indigenous peoples. Between 2013 and 2018 Coordinator of the Andean Region of the Network of Afro-Latin American, Afro-Caribbean and Diaspora Women “RMAAD”. Since 2016 she is a member of the UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group for Latin America and the Caribbean. In October 2018 she was elected as General Coordinator of RMAAD. Fellow of the program “Education, entrepreneurship and Community Development: involving the African Diaspora and Indigenous Communities in the Americas”, US Department of State, 2018.