Carmen Beramendi is a feminist militant. She was a union leader and politician. She was a national member of congress from 1990-1995 for the political party Frente Amplio. Carmen completed a Bachelor of Psychomotricity and continued her postgraduate studies to specialise in gender.
She was responsible for the design and implementation of the first National Plan for Equal Opportunities and Rights in Uruguay. She was director of the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences) in Uruguay, where she also worked as a professor, researcher and academic coordinator of the Advanced Diploma in Gender and Politics.