Julieta Martinez is a climate justice and gender equity youth activist. Her work focuses on girls’ education as a climate solution, since the climate crisis is not gender neutral. She founded Tremendas, a global action that connects, empowers, educates and amplifies the voices of young women and adolescents who seek to become changemakers in local and global processes and decision-making. Tremendas is present in 18 countries around the world. Martinez has also co-founded Latinas For Climate and the education academy Climáticas. She knows first-hand that an educated girl can change the world.
Martinez is a member of the Youth Task Force for the Beijing+25 for Generation Equality of UN Women. In July 2021, she participated in the Generation Equality Forum held in Paris. At the meeting, the young activist shared the stage with figures such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, businesswoman Melinda Gates, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with whom she shared an intergenerational dialogue on the role of girls and adolescents for gender equality and intersectionality.
In November 2021, Martinez participated in COP26 as a panelist and speaker, sharing the stage with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Together they discussed the role of intersectionality in developing ambitious and effective solutions to the climate crisis.
Martinez is also a Girl Rising Fellow and advocates for girls' access to education. With Girl Rising, Martinez is directing her first documentary focusing on girls as part of developing climate solutions, as well as calls to action from the Global South.