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Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente

If we believe that humanity has a transcendent destiny, a divine mission on earth; so, oppression, inequality, injustice, hunger, are injuries to our divine dimension that we cannot face with indifference.

Vanessa Rivera

photo of Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente Photo Credit: Vanessa Rivera.

Known For: Speaker in Congress
Country: Argentina

About

Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente is a Chilean Muslim convert. Vanessa has been a feminist and social activist since the age of fifteen and believes strongly in God, social justice and sustainable development. She believes religious practice is not contrary to social activism; rather, she thinks it a responsibility. Throughout her life, issues of gender, equality, and capacity development were an intellectual, vital and professional motivation. She has led initiatives for women rights and leadership promotion in communitarian environment among low income population in Chile and Peru.

Currently Vanessa is working as Project Coordinator for an American NGO that develops volunteering programs in third world countries. She is also an editor for an Islamic publishing company. She speaks in Congress and meetings on topics such as Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Capacity Improving for Equality, Gender, Social Projects and other Social Development-related issues. More recently she is planning to research Islamic Feminism in a Latin American Muslim women context.

Vanessa obtained a degree in Public Relations and holds a specialization in Management of Social Projects. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has a nineteen-year-old daughter. Some of her favorite activities include reading, nature, traveling, and cats.

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