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A Salvadoran activist since the age of 18, Virginia Roque Aguilar fought for the protection of water and against a construction project that threatened the indigenous area ofTacushcalco in the west of her country. Analyzing the problems of climate change from a feminist point of view, she has been strongly involved in the fight for access to water, advocating for the inclusion of this right in the Salvadoran Constitution. During 2020, she was part of the team promoting the Escazú Agreement, a regional agreement to guarantee public access to information, citizen participation, and access to justice in environmental matters, which was ultimately not signed by El Salvador. Since 2021, she has been on the Board of Directors of Rescate al Medio Ambiente (RAMA).

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