Lesli Dalila Ovando Muñoz, a committed women’s rights defender, was recently named President of the Board and Legal Representative for Associación Generando (ASOGEN), after joining the staff in May 2013 as a counselor for women survivors of violence.
ASOGEN is dedicated to supporting survivors of gender-based violence, providing them with legal aid, medical services, and psychological support. Despite a desperate need for these services, ASOGEN is the only organization that offers this kind of support in Chimaltenango and the neighboring states of Sacatepéquez and Sololá.
Lesli previously worked with the United Nations Mission in Guatemala verifying compliance with the Peace Agreements, and for the State Council on Urban-Rural Development in Chimaltenango. She began her professional career as a secretary with her municipal government in El Tejar. She earned a professional degree from Francisco Marroquín University in Computing and Business Administration. Lesli is described by her colleagues as a responsible, sincere and good-hearted person who enjoys the small things in life; she loves flowers and cats and the color purple. She is the mother of two sons, Eduardo and Ángel.