Antonella Murillas

Public speaker, anti-violence trainer, youth leader and psychologist

Antonella Murillas is a youth advocate with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), based in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. She speaks Spanish and English.

“I strongly believe that the basis to reach gender equality is to let girls acknowledge their power and their value. In order to do so, the focus should be in favour of educational and health policies. Health policies that promote the wellness of girls, adolescents and women, but with a gender perspective.”

Antonella is a spokesperson and International Commissioner for the Asociación Guías Argentinas. She is a leading voice in the Stop the Violence programme in Argentina, campaigning to eliminate violence against girls and women in all its forms.  As a national trainer for the global Voices Against Violence programme, in 2019, Antonella participated in #ReActivate, the training camp ahead of a new global anti-violence campaign in collaboration with Avon Foundation.

In 2014, she co-founded her local faction of the group “Young Catholic Adults”, which enables young people to explore current societal issues in a safe setting; and she has organised events for up to 200 participants on wide ranging topics relevant to young people, including the vulnerability of children and gender-based violence.

Antonella is a trained psychologist and community facilitator and currently works at a state agency that leads on the promotion of the rights of children and adolescents. She collaborated on the social action project “Ubuntu” which is expected to soon become a recognised NGO.
Antonella is a national delegate for international Guiding and Scouting events, including the Young Women’s World Forum.

Ask Antonella about:

● Launching NGOs in deprived communities
● Stop the Violence campaign and non-formal education curriculum
● Health policies that promote the wellness of girls and adolescents

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