Marcela del Mar Suazo
Minister of the National Institute for Women in Honduras

Marcela del Mar Suazo participated in the World Leaders Forum panel, Security in the 21st Century: Women Leaders and Global Challenges, in September 2006.

Marcela del Mar Suazo is the Minister of the National Institute for Women in Honduras. She was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on September 2nd, 1965; She is married and is the mother of two girls and one boy. She has a Master of Science in Education and Curriculum Design from Longwood University, Virginia. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras.

Currently, she is the Executive Director of Fundecas. This is a non-governmental organization whose work is aimed to the strengthening of the social capital, through capacity building and empowerment for the rightful exercise of citizenship.

She is also currently the Minister of the National Institute for Women’s Affairs. This is a governmental institution responsible for managing the official Women's Policy.

She was the Principal of the Del Campo Internacional School from 2000 to 2002, where she created a culture of excellence in learning and teaching through the definition of curricula and effectively managing and motivating teachers.

She is active in the following international organizations: Global Gender and Malaria Network, sponsored by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat, Kvinnoforum and Femmes Solidarité ; Global Women's Action Network for Children, sponsored by the Children's Defense Fund, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah from Jordan; Red de Mujeres Líderes de Iberoamérica, sponsored by Fundación Carolina from Spain.

She has receive recognition of her work from the President of the Honduran National Congress,  from  Feed the Children International,  the United Nations Population Fund, the Labor Union of the Honduran Institute for Infancy and Family and many other honors, too numerous to mention.

Participated In

Security in the 21st Century: Women Leaders and Global Challenges

Date: September 26, 2006 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Low Memorial Library
These leaders discuss how policies emphasizing individual
human security must be integrated with more traditional approaches to state
security. Panelists unveil their plans to cooperate across cultures, regions,
religions, generations, forms of governments, and the public and private
sectors to advocate for these policy changes. In conjunction with Women Leaders
Intercultural Forum.