Miriam Palacios is the Public Engagement, Policy and Campaign Officer for Oxfam Canada in B.C. Originally from Guatemala, Miriam has been and tireless human rights activist and advocate. Miriam has helped to educate many people in Vancouver about issues related to Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Food and Trade and many other global and local oriented topics related to human rights.
She is the co-founder of initiatives such as the Vancouver Fair Trade Coffee Network; Current Board Member of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation’s and has participated in several Task Forces such as the Make Poverty History. Miriam was a key player in the Task Force that work with the City of Vancouver to developed and pass the first Municipal Ethical Procurement Policy and Suppliers Code of Conduct. In 2008 – 2010 Miriam was member of the Women’s Advisory Committee of the City of Vancouver and the Vancovuer Food Policy Council. In 2006 Miriam was co-founder of the We Can End All Violence Against Women campaign in B.C and in 2008 Miriam was the recipient of the Renate Shearer Human Rights Award and the Gold Award from the Spirit of the Crane for her Community Work on Human Rights. Miriam has a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies from SFU and has written a Masters Thesis on “Gender and Development Policies and its impact on aboriginal women”.