Speakers

Agnete Strøm

Founding member of the Women’s Front of Norway. Agnete Strøm has served as international co-ordinator since 1985 until 2018 and since then member of the international group in Women’s Front….

Alexandra Silva

Feminist activist and researcher in the field of women’s human rights and violence against women and equality between women and men. She has a degree in sociology and a post-graduation…

Aline Rossi

Mother, feminist and Brazilian immigrant in Portugal. She is a founding member and activist of the Maria Felipa Collective, a group of Brazilian feminist women immigrants in Portugal. She is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Catarina Alves

Photographer. Holds a degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures. She is writing a master’s dissertation in Literary, Cultural and Interarts Studies at the Faculty of Letters of the University of…

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…

Catríona Graham

Policy and Campaigns Officer with the European Women’s Lobby, the largest coalition for women’s rights in Europe. In this role Catríona coordinates the Lobby’s advocacy and campaigns to end the…

Cláudia Canarim

Feminist, social psychologist and contemporary dancer. She is a consultant, researcher, teacher and artist-creator. She is a PhD student in Artistic Studies – Art and Mediations at the Faculty of…

Cristina Rodrigues

Member of the Portuguese Parliament since October 2019, elected by the Setúbal electoral district. She is a member of the parliamentary committees on Agriculture and Sea and Culture and Communication….

Diana Pinto

Historian, graduated from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. She is currently completing the second year of the Master’s Degree in Public Policy at Iscte-IUL, with a…

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…

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…

Ilidiacolina Vera Cruz

Treasurer of the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights (PpDM). She was founder and is currently president of the Mén Non Association – Association of Women of São Tomé and Príncipe…

Leonor Valente Monteiro

Lawyer, currently serving as Vice-President of the Portuguese Platform for Women’s Rights (PpDM). She was a delegate to the General Assembly of the European Women’s Lobby between June 2019 and…

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…

Ludmila Mendes

Victim support expert working at the Association of Women Against Violence since March 2020. She hails from Cape Verde and she has a degree in Clinical Analysis and Public Health.

Mafalda Leónidas

Deputy Director of the CIDADÃOS ATIV@S program at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She was advisor for education working at the Department of Education and Scholarships and at the Qualification of…

Manuel Albano

Vice-President of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, a Portuguese government body for gender equality. He is also the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. He graduated in…

Maria João Faustino

Project manager in the project “Delete it – diagnosing, raising awareness, and preventing image-based sexual violence against young women” at the Portuguese Youth Network for Equality between Women and Men….

Maria José Núncio

PhD in Social Sciences, in the specialty of Sociology, from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) of the University of Lisbon. She is a researcher at the…

Maria Regina Tavares da Silva

Has worked in the area of gender equality and women’s human rights at national and international level. Former president of the Commission for Equality and Women’s Rights (Portugal), was also…

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…

Neusa Sousa

Holds a degree in Tourism and is currently enrolled in a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies: Women in Society and Culture. She is a presenter, reporter and content producer of…

Pedro Diogo Vaz

Passionate about Communication and challenging projects, has a degree in Communication, an MBA in Management and several complementary training in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He’s been leading BUS AGENCY since 2005,…

Rosa Monteiro

Holds a degree in Sociology and a PhD in Sociology of the State, Law and Administration, from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and the Center for…

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…

Sandra Ribeiro

President of the Commision on Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG) since October 2020. She was Director General at the the Directorate-General for Employment and Employment Relations between 2018 and 2020….

Teresa Silva

Vice-president of the Portuguese Network of Young People for Equality and a member of the Feminist Assembly of Lisbon. She has a degree in Literature and a post-graduation in International…