Ruben Avila

Region: Latin American and the Caribbean
Nuevo León, Mexico
SRHR | gender equity | meaningful youth engagement | eHealth
Ruben Avila (He/His/Him) is an advocate with 9 years of experience working on projects related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equity, LGBITQ+ issues , and meaningful youth engagement. During this time, Ruben collaborated on different roles with local and international civil society organizations, public and private institutions, and United Nations Agencies.
He’s the Founder and Director of Sin Control Parental, a platform working on providing information and digital counseling on sexual and reproductive health for youth and adolescents in Mexico.
Ruben was recognized as a global young leader by SheDecides global political movement (2019) and the International AIDS Society (2021). Additionally, he participated in the prestigious Human Rights Advocates Program 2020-2021 by Columbia University in New York and was recently a recipient of the One Young World and Novartis “Reimagining healthcare scholarship”, which recognises visionary and innovative young leaders worldwide working in healthcare.