Council

Board of Trustees

Gersem Luciano Baniwa | President

Gersem Luciano Baniwa | President

He is an indigenous leader, native of the Yaquirana village, in the Indian land Alto Rio Negro, in the Amazon. He is a philosopher and has a master’s and a doctorate’s degree in social anthropology. He acts as an assistant professor in the education department of the Federal University of Amazon, and is the Affirmative Action Policies director in the same university.

Bruno Torturra Nogueira

Bruno Torturra Nogueira

He is a journalist and worked at Trip magazine for 11 years. In 2011, he was responsible for the first live streaming of a street demonstration in Brazil. He created Mídia Ninja, a collaborative journalism network and presently devotes his time to Estúdio Fluxo, a space for information production.

Darci Frigo

Darci Frigo

He is a lawyer, and the executive coordinator of Terra de Direitos and Dhesca Platform. He worked for nearly two decades in the Pastoral Land Commission and in 2001 and received the Robert F. Kennedy International Award for his fight for human rights in Brazil.

Denise Dora

Denise Dora

She is a lawyer and the general ombudsman at the Public Defender's Office of Rio Grande do Sul. She was the coordinator of Ford Foundation's Human Rights Program in Brazil. She has large experience with the third sector, national and international non-governmental organizations and foundations in the non-profit sector.

Jorge Eduardo Durão

Jorge Eduardo Durão

He is a lawyer and has a post graduation degree in social anthropology. He is also advisor to the executive board of Fase - Solidariedade e Educação and was the president of Abong (Brazilian Association of Non-Governmental Organizations). Presently, he is the CEO of Brazil Human Rights Fund.

Juana Kweitel

Juana Kweitel

She is a lawyer and holds an MA in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex in the UK and a master’s degree in Political Science from USP. She is Executive Director of Conectas Human Rights and an associate editor of Sur - International Journal of Human Rights.

Jurema Werneck

Jurema Werneck

She has a degree in Medicine, a master's degree in Production Engineering and a doctorate in Communication and Culture. She cooordinates the NGO Criola, in Rio de Janeiro and integrates the Articulation of Black Brazilian Women Organizations. She has published articles and books on Black people and culture, feminism and racism.

Kenarik Boujikian

Kenarik Boujikian

She is the chief judge of the São Paulo Court of Justice and one of the founders of AJD (Association Judges for Democracy). She takes part in the "Incarcerated Women" study and working group, which she also helped to create. She is feminist and a human rights activist.

Letícia Sabatella

Letícia Sabatella

She is an actress, a singer and advocates for human rights, culture and environmental causes. She is a member in the Movimentos Humanos Direitos group. She directed a documentary on the Krahô indigenous people and participated in MST (Rural Landless Workers' Movement) meetings.

Mafoane Odara

Mafoane Odara

She is a psychologist and the projects coordinator of the Avon Institute. She has a master's degree in Social Psychology from USP.

Marcos José Pereira da Silva

Marcos José Pereira da Silva

He is a sociologist and philosopher and a member of the Executive Coordination of the NGO Ação Educativa. He holds a master's degree in Education from PUC-SP and advocates for human rights. He works as a consultant for the assessment, planning, organization and development of social projects.

Susy Yoshimura

Susy Yoshimura

She has a degree in business and 12 years’ experience in the sustainability and social investment areas. She is the Director of Via Varejo Foundation and is responsible for the social and cultural investments of the brands Casa Bahia and Ponto Frio.

Veriano Terto

Veriano Terto

He has a degree in psychology, a master's degree in clinical psychology and a doctorate in public health. He is the projects coordinator of ABIA - Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association. He is visiting professor at the Institute of Public Health of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Viviane Menezes Hermida

Viviane Menezes Hermida

She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master's in anthropology and development. Currently, she is a PhD student in the Post-Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Studies on Women, Gender and Feminism at UFBA - Federal University of Bahia. She works as a project and training consultant at the EESC - Ecumenical Service Coordination. She is a feminist and advocates for the right to the city.

Financial Committe

Karla Battistella | President

Karla Battistella | President

She has a law degree from PUC-SP and is a specialist in environmental law, with an extension in macroeconomics from the London School of Economics and an MBA in Business Administration from FIA-USP. She is the organizational director of Greenpeace Brazil and participates in the Comitê Global de Pessoas (Peoples Global Committee).

Fernanda Mioto - Vice president

Fernanda Mioto - Vice president

She has a law degree from the Education Institute of Osasco Foundation, in São Paulo and has a postgraduate degree in tax law from the same foundation. Since 2008, she has been working in the financial and administrative department of Conectas Human Rights.

Gisela Sales Cordeiro

Gisela Sales Cordeiro

She started her career in the financial area and has professional experience in the corporate world. In this second half of her professional life, she dedicates her work to the third sector, promoting an exchange between private and third sectors through the experience she has accumulated in these areas. She is the operations manager of Arapyaú Institute.

Marcelino dos Santos | alternate

Marcelino dos Santos | alternate

He is an accountant graduated from UERJ (State University of Rio de Janeiro). And he is a specialist in financial management and controllership. He started his work in the third sector as a volunteer in the administrative and financial areas. He is the financial manager of Amnesty International Brazil.

Marta Elizabete Vieira Santana | alternate

Marta Elizabete Vieira Santana | alternate

She holds a degree in business administration and a postgraduate degree in social projects management from PUC-SP. She works and acts as a consultant in the financial management area of non-profit organizations and is the financial administrative coordinator of Abong.

Rui de Sá Rodrigues | alternate

Rui de Sá Rodrigues | alternate

He works as a consultant in the accounting area and supports the organizational development of third sector entities such as Heinrich Böll Foundation, Global Justice, Center for Justice and International Law, Doctors Without Borders and OI Futuro.

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