Karla Avelar

LGBTI Activist

Karla Avelar (born 1978), she is a Salvadoran activist for the rights of transgenders.[1] She is also the Executive Director of Comcavis Trans.[2]


She also the founded an organisation of transgenders called COMCAVIS TRANS,[3] in 2008. It was made as a support group of TRANS women.[4]


In 2017, she was a listed as one of the finalist of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders.[5]


  1. "Karla Avelar (1978 - ) activist". A Gender Variance Who's Who. 2018-01-14. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  2. Global, Christian Aid (2016-11-14). "The transgender activist risking her life for human rights in El Salvador". Medium. Retrieved 2020-03-08.
  3. Nunez, Alanna (2015-02-10). "How One Trans Sex Worker Is Hoping to Make Life Safer in El Salvador". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  4. "COMCAVIS TRANS - About us". www.comcavis.org.sv. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  5. "Karla Avelar - Martin Ennals Award Karla Avelar". Martin Ennals Award. Retrieved 2020-03-12.