Catalina Ruiz-Navarro

Founder and Director
Creadoras Camp

Colombia

Colombian feminist, author of  “Las mujeres que luchan se encuentran”, op-ed columnist for the newspaper El Espectador since 2008. Co-founder and director of Volcánicas (volcanicas.com), founder and director of Creadoras Camp, and one of the founders of the feminist Colombian collective Viejas Verdes. She has been an op-ed columnist for the Sin Embargo and Vice portals in Mexico, Univisión in the United States, and the newspaper El Heraldo and the magazine Razón Pública in Colombia. Her work as a journalist has been published in international newspapers such as The Guardian and The Washington Post. In November 2016, she gave the TEDx Talk “Let’s talk about feminisms” in Bogotá.

 

She is one of the experts on gender and feminism at the SheSource of the Women’s Media Center and is part of the Advisory Board of the German NGO Center For Feminist Foreign Policy. She has been a consultant in strategic communications and human rights for the Foundation for a Just Society (FJS), the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR). 

 

She has worked with international organizations such as Oxfam and Planned Parenthood Global in the design of digital strategies for the promotion of women’s rights. In 2017 she co-founded Volcánica magazine, Nómada’s Latin American feminist magazine, and was its director until 2019. She was co-founder of the YouTube project Estereotipas (2015-2017), which received the Chiuku awards from MTV Agents of Change, in the category of “Gender equity”, the #LeadHers award from Marie Claire Latin America in the category of “Politically incorrect” and the Mexico City Award for Citizen Action of the Year for the #MiPrimerAcoso campaign in 2016. 

 

She has worked as Communications Officer at Women’s Link Worldwide under the mentorship of Mónica Roa and as Communications Coordinator for JASS Mesoamérica (Asociadas por lo justo) in where she worked with indigenous and rural human rights defenders in Central America. She was also a professor of Opinion Journalism at the School of Communications at the Javeriana University, and of Digital Journalism at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University.

 

Philosophy and Visual Arts with an emphasis in Plastic Arts Graduate, and a Master’s Degree in Literature from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.