Director, Juntos Por la Vida FoundationVenezuela
Rafaela Requesens is the Director of the "Juntos Por la Vida" foundation and a human rights, freedom, justice and democracy activist. Ms. Requesens was a leading figure in 2017, when she became the President of the Federation of University Centers of the Central University of Venezuela. Today, Ms. Requesens is a voice for young political prisoners as well as the voice of her brother, who was kidnapped with her by the regime of Nicolas Maduro for his continuous struggle for democracy. The regime keeps violating his fundamental rights as he remains imprisoned without hearings or trial. Ms. Requesens holds a degree in Political and Administrative Sciences from the Central University of Venezuela.