Carlos Manuel Alves Pereira

Carlos Manuel Alves Pereira

Holds a PhD in Management, specialization in Finance, from ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, and a Master in Sports Management and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from New University of Lisbon. A manager, leader, and senior technician at several public and private entities, he began his professional career at the Portuguese Cycling Federation … Read more

Lina Lopes

Lina Lopes

Teacher. BSc in Chemistry by FCUL-UL. Master in Food Engineering by UTL-UL. Diploma of Advanced Studies in Information and Communication Systems, by Universidade Complutense de Madrid. Post Graduation in Public Health in Universidade Lusófona. Positions held Ambassador of Women Political Leaders in the Portuguese Parliament in the XIV Legislature President of the Women’s Commission of … Read more

Anna Ekstedt

Anna Ekstedt

Appointed as Sweden’s Ambassador at Large for Combating Trafficking in Persons in April this year. She has a legal background with a broad experience of working in counter trafficking in Sweden as well as internationally. She has previously served at the IOM (International Organization for Migration) in Turkey, the CBSS TF-THB (Council of the Baltic … Read more

Ellen Aabø

Ellen Aabø

Deputy Head of Mission at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Portugal. She assumed her duties in August 2020. Prior to this posting, Ellen worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo in the Regional Department, with Southern and Central Africa, in particular with Mozambique, Angola, São Tomé and Principe, Eswatini, Mauritius and Equatorial-Guinea. She … Read more

Catarina Marcelino

Catarina Marcelino

She was born in Montijo and graduated in Anthropology at the Higher Institute of Business and Labor Sciences and did postgraduate studies in Gender, Power and Violence at the Higher Institute of Applied Psychology. From 1998 to 2005 she was Coordinator of the Office of Health and Social Action of the Municipality of Montijo. From … Read more

Cândida Alves

Cândida Alves

I’m Candida, I’m 56 years old and I’ve spent half my life in hell. Drugs, prostitution, rape and a lot of suffering. But it was this life that made my way, the person I am today. I have been working for many years with drug addicts and women in prostitution in the area of risk … Read more

Sandra Esteves

Sandra Esteves

Studied Biology at the University of Aveiro and Animal Behavior in her master’s degree at the University of Porto. She later switched fields in view of the science situation in Portugal and specialized in Food Science and Biotechnology at Teesside University, with the aim of working towards a fairer and more sustainable food chain. Although … Read more

Ana Sofia Fernandes

Ana Sofia Fernandes

President of the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights (PpDM), the largest organization of Portuguese civil society in the area of women’s human rights and promotion of equality between women and men. She was Vice-President of the European Women’s Lobby, the largest platform of women’s rights NGOs in Europe, between June 2019 and June 2021. She … Read more

Hilde Bjørnstad

Hilde Bjørnstad

Board member of Women’s Front of Norway since 2007 and international co-ordinator. The Women’s Front is an independent women’s organization founded in 1972. It is a radical feminist organization working against all forms of oppression experienced by women and girls in a society dominated by men’s economical, social, political, legal and cultural oppression.

Mariana Cunha

Mariana Cunha

Jurist and specialist in Women’s Human Rights, European Law and International Law. She holds a degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Criminal Law. She recently concluded a dissertation in the context of the LLM on “Law and Gender” at SOAS University of London, analyzing the crime of domestic violence as a form of … Read more