Neesa Aracely Medina

Honduran sociologist

Country of focus: Honduras
Based in Honduras


Current Occupation: Honduran sociologist
Organization/Institution: Somos Muchas
Language: Spanish, English

Neesa Medina (@NeesaMedina) is a Honduran feminist sociologist and communications director of the Honduran National Alliance for Safe Abortion, Somos Muchas.  She worked for more than eight years as a women’s rights analyst in Honduras at Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (CDM – Center for Women’s Rights), and for three years as the Access Program Director in Optio.

She has participated in forums on violence against women, migration, and sexual and reproductive rights, including abortion. She also developed mobilization and communication campaigns around those themes.

She has provided her expertise in several conferences, exposing structural violence against women in Honduras, forced migration and current security policies in Honduras. Neesa participated in the civil society delegation that drafted and presented the Alternative Report to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 2016. In recent years, she has testified as an expert on more than a dozen cases of Honduran women seeking asylum in the United States.

Neesa is also the representative for the Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Defense of Women’s Rights (CLADEM) in the Equal Measures 2030 Partnership Council.