Nominated by Luis Fernando Santivañez

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Yesenia is a 15-year-old girl who lives in Entre Rios, in the San Jose neighborhood. She is a participant in a Youth Network, where she holds the position of President, and was elected in 2022 at the end of the year. Yesenia’s personal circumstances have motivated her to actively participate in the field of child rights. She has witnessed the violation of the basic rights of children in her community, which lacks police help and a neighborhood authority to take charge of situations of abuse and violence. She has organised  solidarity campaigns for colleagues in need and gave solidarity talks.