Verónica Vidal Degiorgis

Program Director for Freedom from Violence

Verónica Vidal Degiorgis (she/her/hers) is the Program Director for Freedom from Violence at Global Fund for Women.

Verónica Vidal Degiorgis is a feminist activist and a women human rights defender. Born in Argentina during the military dictatorship and raised in neighboring Uruguay, she has lived in Mexico City for the past 16 years. She holds a B.A in International Relations, Law Faculty at the University of the Republic in Uruguay and an M.A, in International Cooperation for Development from the Research Institute José María Luis Mora in México.

With over 20 years of experience in human rights work, she has focused her career on women's rights, particularly on feminist research on the funding landscape and needs for feminists and women’s rights organizations and movements; feminist approach to protection for women human rights defenders; and network creation and alliance building of women human rights defenders. In the past, Veronica held several positions at The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), was consultant and advisor at Global Fund for Women, and until recently was Deputy Director of ProDESC in Mexico. 

While at AWID, she was coordinator of the IM-Defensoras' Mesoamerican Registry of Attacks to Women Human Rights Defenders between 2014 and 2019. She has carried out advocacy work at the UN level and provided accompaniment to women defenders at risk.

Verónica has been part of the Frontline Defenders Board of Directors since 2018 and is a member of the Women Human Rights Defender National Network in Mexico and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition.