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2017 International Speakers Series

Fatima Pacas, Regional Director, Latin America & the Caribbean

Cleveland May 18th – May 22th 

New England May 24th – May 26th, 2017


Fatima Pacas


 Fatima is available to share her perspective and knowledge with your group, class, or congregation.

Fatima graduated from the School of Social Science at the University of El Salvador with a degree in sociology. She studied two academic semesters at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where she took English as a Second Language and Sociology courses. Her thesis focus was Symbolic Violence against women in San Salvador. In addition she has a post-graduate diploma in Statistical Research Support at Universidad Centroamerica Jose Simeon Cañas (UCA).

She has been involved in the nonprofit sector for several years, which started through volunteering with several organizations including “Youth Outreach for Human Rights” (Unidad Juvenil PDDH) & National Coordinator Pro Youth of El Salvador (CIPJES), which focuses on leadership development training, human rights education, children and youth rights. Fatima has also coordinated the creation and implementation of Education and Health Planning for “Voluntarios Construyendo (TECHO-El Salvador).”

Fatima has participated in several meetings and workshops around Latin America, like the Latin American meeting of Childhood and Adolescence "The Importance of Investing in Children" Santiago de Chile, 2007”; The Mesoamerican Youth Meeting, Guatemala 2009; Youth Pre-Conference of the Americas, Salvador-Bahia, Brazil 2010; and the World Youth Conference, Mexico 2010.

 Fatima believes a better world can be possible, if the people around the world are of social awareness, creativity and respectful with positive thinking, commitment, determination, communication, passion and discipline. Through her work at IPM, Fatima supports the wide range of work IPM’s Project Partners are involved with, including but not limited women’s cooperatives, education programs. In addition, these projects create a space to address social issues like gender equality and interfaith dialogue.

Native Spanish speaker and proficient in English. Speaking Topics: Education; Community Health;, Gender Inequality; El Salvador Culture & Government; Liberation Theology in the context of Latin America; Youth initiatives, Solidarity; Women & Microenterprise and Immigration and Refugee issues.  

To learn more about Fatima or IPM’s Project Partners in Latin America & the Caribbean and/or to schedule a gathering please contact: Rosalie Kell,  Director, Administration & Planning at +1.207.801.9020, or via email:

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