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Vanina Escales    

Founder of the Ni Una Menos Movement; Advocate Against Chauvinist Violence

Vanina Escales is an essayist and a journalist, and a founder of the movement Ni Una Menos. She was a member of the founding group of journalists, and was the one to propose the name ‘Ni Una Menos’ for their platform. She is director of LatFem, a feminist media based in Argentina, it provides a free access information service, mainly focused on Latin America and the Caribbean. She has been a member of the Communications Area of the Center for Legal and Social Studies -CELS-since August 2014. CELS is an Argentine human rights organization founded during the last military dictatorship.

Between 2010 and 2012, she was a doctorate scholar in the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET, according to its initials in Spanish). She won scholarships from the National Arts Fund for the literature category in both 2003 and 2009. She wrote a biography of the anarchist and feminist writer Salvadora Medina Onrubia (in press), of the philosopher Lou Andreas Salomé (Capital Intelectual, 2008) and compiled two anthologies, accompanied with preliminary studies: Crónicas del Centenario by Juan José de Soiza Reilly (Biblioteca Nacional de la República Argentina, 2008) and Desobediencia civil y otros escritos by Henry David Thoreau (Editorial Terramar, 2009). Her journalism has centered on problems linked to gender, institutional violence and human rights, and also writes as a critic and cultural journalist.

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