She is a Quechua activist from Ayacucho. She has dedicated more than 30 years of her life to defending and seeking recognition for the cultures and indigenous peoples of Peru. She is the creator of the Permanent Workshop of Andean and Amazon Indigenous Women of Peru, CHIRAPAQ Center for Indigenous Cultures of Peru and the Continental Liaison of Indigenous Women of the Americas. She has participated in international forums, including in Nairobi, Cairo, Beijing and Durban. In addition, she participated in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In 2011, she was recognized by the Ford Foundation as an extraordinary global leader, and the following year she was designated as a member of the UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group. She has been elected as a member of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the period 2017-2019. Presently, she is president of CHIRAPAQ Center for Indigenous Cultures of Peru and our executive president.