Ms. Margarita Valdes

Margarita Valdes is a social media and youth activist from El Salvador, where she works at the Fundación DTJ (Democracy, Transparency, and Justice Foundation). She is a founding member of “#YoMeVistoDeBlanco,” an anti-corruption civil society movement and of, an Internet-based youth initiative that promotes freedom of speech. She is also an active member of local organizations such as the Promoter Group for the Freedom of Information Law in El Salvador and a member of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network. As a 2013 Hurford Youth Fellow, Ms. Valdes developed a series of webinars and discussion events on the topic “Building an Active Civil Society through Anti-Corruption Initiatives.”