Bárbara Romero is a Salvadoran woman, she is a psychologist, a feminist, a human´s rights defender, and a lesbian activist. She has a post degree of Gender in Public Policies and a Master in Social Sciences. She is a researcher, passionate for qualitative information to understand better the lives and personal stories of people, especially women and young girls. As a leader she has expertise in developing, monitoring and evaluating strategies and projects, developing workshops, coordinating team work, public speaking, creating networks, among other qualities. Bárbara has worked in Human Rights since the year 2006; her main focus has been on women, inclusion and LGBTI Rights. She has worked in NGO´s, in the private and public sector, in lobbying and advocacy, development of public policies, development of methodologies to create awareness and strategies for human right´s knowledge and empowerment. Due to her work and Human Rights commitment, she had to flee from her home country on October 2018, and came to Europe, where she was recognize as a refugee in 2019. Here, she has continued her work as a consultant and researcher on Women and Young Girls Rights and, on access to justice for LGBTI individuals, on lesbian realities and challenges, on access to fare job for refugees, and interventions for survivors of SGBV. Barbara is a lesbian wife and mother, a mixture from pipil indigenous roots and Spanish colonial blood, a refugee, a human rights defender, a mental health passionate and a curious researcher.
The workshop will deal with topics of difference between aging of biology and aging by culture, both within general and lesbian subculture. We will talk about expectations of older lesbians by our lesbian communities, but also about others expectations influence on our perception on aging. Finally, we will discuss the potential impact of invisibility on […]