Sofía Carrillo Cegarra

Journalist, Afroperuvian and activist

Alianza por la Educación Sexual Integral


Afro-Peruvian and an activist for human rights and the fight against racism.

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Sofía Carrillo Zegarra is from Peru and has a degree in Journalism with studies in a Master’s Degree in Social Management from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

She presents herself as an Afro-Peruvian and an activist for human rights and the fight against racism and has vast experience in issues related to sexual and reproductive rights, gender and interculturality and has participated as an official delegate and/or representative of civil society in international events on Population and Development in various countries.

In 2023 she joined the civil society advisory group of UN Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2022, Forbes included her in the list of the “50 most powerful women in Peru” for her work in the field of communications and Afrofeminist and anti-racist activism. That year she was selected as a Latin American figure in the Telemundo campaign “Many Nations, a single Destiny.” In 2018 she was recognized by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Peru for her defense of the rights of the Afro-Peruvian population, women and excluded and discriminated communities and, in 2019, Amnesty International recognized her as a human rights defender. within the framework of the global campaign “Brave”. She is the co-founder and current member of the Alliance for Comprehensive Sexual Education ¡Yes We Can!