Ana Velasco is a feminist security researcher and consultant with experience in government, media, and civil society. Winner of the international essay contest 1325andBeyond in 2020, Velasco has specialized in the Women, Peace and Security agenda from a Global South perspective and has published on the subject in international and Mexican media. She is co-author of the report “Increasing Security: Women’s Participation in Security Forces in Latin America and the Caribbean” published by Women In International Security (WIIS). Currently, she is a fellow of WIIS and a visiting researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.