I am serving as a UN Volunteer Specialist in Democracy, Civil Society and Public Administration in the UN WOMEN Ecuador country office. This gives me the opportunity to work on very important and politically sensitive issues in a country that is undergoing an impressive process of change in terms of gender equality. In addition, every week I give a yoga class to to women refugees that have fled their homes due to gender-based violence, and are now in the local women's shelter. Supporting women in recovery is rewarding and humbling.
UN Volunteer Jasmin Blessing presents the results of the Women's leadership and political participation programme of UN WOMEN in 2015. (UNV, 2015)