About Leticia Pfeffer

Leticia Pfeffer is the Senior Manager of Global Policy and Government Affairs. She leads Global Citizen's girls & women's policy campaigning, including on women's economic empowerment, gender discrimination in the law and women's sexual & reproductive health. Her background in development and international policy has fueled her passion for gender equality. Originally from sunny Miami with Mexican roots, you'll often find her eating spicy food and talking in "Spanglish".

Why Leticia Pfeffer is a Global Citizen

The problems confronting humankind in the 21st century are incredibly profound and complex. These problems -- poverty, inequality, corruption, discrimination -- begin with, and end by collectively overcoming cynicism, apathy and complacency. I am a staunch believer in global citizenship. We all inhabit the same planet, drink the same water and are more interconnected than ever. Without a doubt, we must each do our part (no matter how big or small!).

Stories

  1. Article: How Global Citizens Are Tackling the Root Causes of Extreme Poverty
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    How Global Citizens Are Tackling the Root Causes of Extreme Poverty

    By Leticia Pfeffer  and  Joe McCarthy|Aug. 7, 2019

    Six key issues explored in the documentary series ACTIVATE, airing this fall on National Geographic. Read more

  2. Article: Global Citizen Mourns the Death of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

    Global Citizen Mourns the Death of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

    By Leticia Pfeffer|CHIME FOR CHANGE|June 6, 2017

    The former UNFPA Director dedicated his life to fighting for women's health. Read more

  3. Article: 13 Amazing Coming of Age Traditions From Around the World

    13 Amazing Coming of Age Traditions From Around the World

    By Christina Nuñez  and  Leticia Pfeffer|CHIME FOR CHANGE|July 21, 2016

    Embarrassing or amazing, coming of age traditions are pivotal moments in everyone's life. Read more

  4. Article: Why CHOGM was the place to impact polio

    Why CHOGM was the place to impact polio

    By Leticia Pfeffer|Global Poverty Project|Dec. 18, 2015

    CHOGM was the perfect global platform for governments to recommit to polio eradication efforts. Read more

  5. Article: The leading killer of the world’s poorest children might not be what you think

    The leading killer of the world’s poorest children might not be what you think

    By Leticia Pfeffer|Global Poverty Project|Nov. 12, 2015

    Here is how we can reduce preventable child deaths! Read more

  6. Article: What does Canada have to do with polio?

    What does Canada have to do with polio?

    By Leticia Pfeffer  and  Kalpani Senasinghe |Global Poverty Project|Sept. 4, 2015

    We are so close to achieving a polio-free world Read more

  7. Article: Why South Africa must prioritize health for all

    Why South Africa must prioritize health for all

    By Leticia Pfeffer|Global Poverty Project|Sept. 2, 2015

    Help make maternal, child and adolescent health a priority Read more

  8. Article: Every woman, every child deserves a full and healthy life, this is how that will become a reality

    Every woman, every child deserves a full and healthy life, this is how that will become a reality

    By Leticia Pfeffer|Global Poverty Project|July 16, 2015

    Healthy women mean a happy world. Read more

  9. Article:  6 priorities of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival

    6 priorities of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival

    By Leticia Pfeffer  and  Michael Sheldrick|Global Poverty Project|July 9, 2015

    2015 can be a year of great change Read more

  10. Article: Stand up for equal pay

    Stand up for equal pay

    By Leticia Pfeffer|Global Poverty Project|April 13, 2015

    Think everyone should make the same regardless of gender? The sad truth, it's not reality yet Read more