Maria Palmonares is the Executive Director of Calala Women’s Fund (Calala Fondo de Mujeres), an organization that mobilizes resources to support women’s and feminist movements in Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. Over the span of 20 years, she has worked in different international organizations, including Equipo de Investigacion, Investigadora Especialista en Genero, and Tecnica de Proyectos de Cooperation al Desarrollo. As a feminist activist, she is active in grassroots organizing in Barcelona. She has been part of the Women in Black International Network since 1996. Maria holds a degree in Journalism from the Universidad de Sevilla. She is trained in Gender, Development and Pease Studies.