Team and Council

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Our team is made up of professionals committed to the defense of human rights and justice. Their work is based on different forms of action and knowledge, which combine each member’s individual political trajectory and skilled technical and analytical work.

Council

CRISTIANE FAUSTINO

Chairwoman of the Deliberative Council (2022-2026)

CRISTIANE FAUSTINO

Chairwoman of the Deliberative Council (2022-2026)

Instituto Terramar/Brazilian Network of Environmental Justice

ANDRESSA CALDAS

Deputy Chairwoman of the Deliberative Council (2022-2026)

ANDRESSA CALDAS

Deputy Chairwoman of the Deliberative Council (2022-2026)

The MERCOSUR Institute of Public Policies on Human Rights

ALEXANDRA MONTGOMERY

Member of the Deliberative Council (2022-2026)

ALEXANDRA MONTGOMERY

Member of the Deliberative Council (2022-2026)

Amnesty International and former member of Justiça Global (2013-2017)

ROBERTO MONTE

Integrante del Consejo deliberativo (2022-2026)

ROBERTO MONTE

Integrante del Consejo deliberativo (2022-2026)

Center for Human Rights and Popular Memory (CDHMP) and one of the founders of Justiça Global

MIKAELL CARVALHO

Member of the Advisory Board (2022-2026)

MIKAELL CARVALHO

Member of the Advisory Board (2022-2026)

Journalist and general coordinator of Justiça nos Trilhos

NADEJDA MARQUES

Member of the Fiscal Council (2022-2026)

NADEJDA MARQUES

Member of the Fiscal Council (2022-2026)

Ph.D. in Human Rights and Development from Pablo de Olavide University and one of the founders of Justiça Global

PAULA MÁIRAN

Member of the Fiscal Council (2022-2026)

PAULA MÁIRAN

Member of the Fiscal Council (2022-2026)

Journalist and human rights defender

Board of Directors

GLAUCIA MARINHO

Executive director

GLAUCIA MARINHO

Executive director

Glaucia is a journalist (PUC-Rio). She holds a master’s degree in “Education, Culture, and Communication in Urban Peripheries” (UERJ) and is a Ph.D. student in Communication and Culture (UFRJ). She advocated for the right to housing and against State violence, having joined the Frente de Luta Popular, participating in squatter settlements in Rio de Janeiro’s downtown and port region in the 2000s, and acting against evictions related to mega-events, especially in Morro da Providência. She also acts on several fronts against police violence and, since her graduation, in collectives of black students. She was a member of the Permanent Commission for the Promotion and Defense of the Rights of Women, the LGBTIQIA+ Population, Promotion of Racial Equality, and Combat of Racism of the National Human Rights Council (2018-2019). She is the Vice-President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). She has worked at Justiça Global since 2012.

DANIELA FICHINO

Deputy director

DANIELA FICHINO

Deputy director

Daniela graduated in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She holds a master’s degree in Law and Development from Fundação Getúlio Vargas where she analyzed the implementation process of the Pacifying Police Units. She is a doctoral student in Theory and Philosophy of Law at UERJ. She has experience as a communicator and photographer.

DANIELE DUARTE

Deputy director

DANIELE DUARTE

Deputy director

Daniele is a social worker, specializing in Social Assistance and Human Rights. She graduated from PUC-Rio, where, today, she is also pursuing a master’s degree in Social Work. A black, lesbian woman, practitioner of Afro-Brazilian religion candomblé, born in the favela of Vidigal (RJ), Daniele has experience in the development and coordination of social programs and projects. Since the 2000s, she has been working in civil society organizations and state-led projects in the areas of human rights, integral protection of human rights defenders, race, gender, youth, sexual and reproductive rights, slums, and low-income peripheries. In recent years, she has dedicated herself to working for the full protection of human rights defenders, in addition to producing data on threats, violence, and violations against human rights defenders.

Team

SANDRA CARVALHO

Social scientist and Justiça Global’s co-founder and program coordinator

SANDRA CARVALHO

Social scientist and Justiça Global’s co-founder and program coordinator

Co-founder of Justiça Global, Sandra Carvalho is currently coordinating the program for the Protection of Democracy and Human Rights Defenders at JG. She is a social scientist and has been an activist for over 30 years. She began her career at the Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo (USP). She worked as an Executive Secretary at the Teotônio Vilela Commission on Human Rights coordinated the Human Rights Commission of the Legislative Assembly of the State of São Paulo and, in 1999, alongside James Cavallaro, founded Justiça Global. In 2009, Sandra became the first Brazilian woman to be awarded the international human rights award by Human Rights First. She has already served for two terms as a Counselor and member of the Board of Directors of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH), representing the Dhesca Brasil Platform, and as the vice-president (she was elected in 2009) of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH).

ANTONIO NETO

Researcher at Justiça Global

ANTONIO NETO

Researcher at Justiça Global

Antonio is a master’s student in Public Policy on Human Rights at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has been with Justiça Global since July 2015, working in the area of protection of democracy and human rights defenders. He has been an advocate in the struggle for land and human rights since 2002 in Brazil’s Landless Workers Movement (MST); he helped organize the MST youth collective and Via Campesina Brasil, contributing to the implementation of this matter in Brazilian peasant organizations. He has worked at Justiça Global since 2015.

CAROLINE CAVASSA

Communications coordinator

CAROLINE CAVASSA

Communications coordinator

FRANCISCA MOURA

Cleaning Assistant at Justiça Global

FRANCISCA MOURA

Cleaning Assistant at Justiça Global

Francisca Moura is a human rights defender and has worked at Justiça Global since its foundation.

EDUARDO BAKER

Lawyer and program coordinator at Justiça Global

EDUARDO BAKER

Lawyer and program coordinator at Justiça Global

Eduardo Baker is a lawyer and works as the coordinator of the International Justice program at Justiça Global. He is a law professor and holds a Ph.D. degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a master’s degree in Criminal Law (UERJ). He has been a human rights lawyer specializing in international litigation since 2011. He has worked with United Nations bodies and in the Inter-American Human Rights System, in cases such as “Fireworks Factory”, “Belo Monte”, and “Penitentiary Complex of Curado.” He is the author of “Human Rights and Humanity’s Rights During the Year IIII of the French Revolution”, published by Palgrave MacMillan (2022), and the author of several articles on legal philosophy and human rights. He has worked at Justiça Global since 2021.

EMILY MAYA ALMEIDA

Journalist and communications advisor at Justiça Global

EMILY MAYA ALMEIDA

Journalist and communications advisor at Justiça Global

Emily is a journalist and holds a master’s degree in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, researching race relations, gender, and care in films. She has studied educommunication, audiovisual production, and evidence-based public policies. She is a member of the Brazilian Network of Environmental Journalism, the Popular Forum in Nature/RJ, the Black Women’s Network of the DF and Surroundings and the Narratives of Cause Communicators network. She has worked for news outlets such as Rádio Justiça FM, GloboNews, and BandNews FM as a reporter and/or producer. In addition to Justiça Global, she works at ACT Promoção da Saúde.

JULIANA LUCIO

Administrative Analyst

JULIANA LUCIO

Administrative Analyst

LOURDES DEDA

Financial Administration Coordinator at Justiça Global

LOURDES DEDA

Financial Administration Coordinator at Justiça Global

Lourdes is a mother and an administrator. She holds specialization degrees in Business Administration (UFBA) and Project Management (Estia/France). Lourdes has vast experience in the financial area and project management, having worked in the third sector and in the private and public sectors.

ISABEL LIMA

Psychologist and Institutional Development Coordinator at Justiça Global

ISABEL LIMA

Psychologist and Institutional Development Coordinator at Justiça Global

Isabel Lima is a psychologist and holds a master’s degree in Public Policies and Human Education from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She began her career in the field of human rights by defending the rights of children and adolescents and by working with public policies for the LGBT population. She served as a Counselor and member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee for the Prevention and Combat of Torture and was a member of the State Committee for the Prevention and Combat of Torture of Rio de Janeiro representing Justiça Global. She has worked at Justiça Global since 2012.

LEIDIANE MORENO

Financial Administration analyst at Justiça Global

LEIDIANE MORENO

Financial Administration analyst at Justiça Global

Leidiane graduated in Business Administration from Faculdade São Camilo (Rio de Janeiro).

MELISANDA TRENTIN

Lawyer and program coordinator at Justiça Global

MELISANDA TRENTIN

Lawyer and program coordinator at Justiça Global

Melisanda is the coordinator of the Socio-Environmental Justice program at Justiça Global. She is a mother, a lawyer, and holds a specialization degree in Public Security, Culture, and Citizenship from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a master’s degree in Public Policies and Human Education from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She has worked for 25 years in the human rights field, having started her work in the area of Children and Youth in the city of São Paulo in Centers for the Defense of the Rights of Children and Adolescents (CEDECA) and in units of deprivation of liberty. She was the executive coordinator of the Dhesca Brasil Platform (2013 and 2022), taking part in on-site missions to the SUAPE’s Industrial Port Complex (PE); the S11D Logistics Corridor (PA/MA), Comperj (RJ), among others. She wrote a chapter in the book “Direitos humanos no Brasil 3: Diagnóstico e Perspectivas” (“Human Rights in Brazil 3: Diagnosis and Perspectives”) (MNDH / Plataforma Dhesca, 2012). She is the organizer of the “Caminhos” Collection, a series of publications addressing themes of socio-environmental justice, launched by Justiça Global in 2023. She has worked at Justiça Global since 2013.

MONIQUE CRUZ

Social worker, professor, and program coordinator at Justiça Global

MONIQUE CRUZ

Social worker, professor, and program coordinator at Justiça Global

Monique is a social worker and acts as coordinator of the Institutional Violence and Public Security program at Justiça Global. She is a black woman from the favela of Manguinhos (Rio de Janeiro-RJ), holds a master’s degree, and is a doctoral student at the Social Service School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is part of the Research Group Urban Sociabilities, Public Space and Conflict Mediation – State and Society (GPSEM)/CNPq and INCT-Ineac/Nufep/UFF); the Esperança Garcia International Chair in Law, Anti-Racism and Racialization (CIDAREG), as a co-founder; the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers (ABPN); and the Group of Specialists in Racial Equity Policies for Participatory Planning and Monitoring of the actions of the Coordination for the Promotion of Racial Equity (COOPERA) of the Public Defender’s Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro. She is part of the Manguinhos Social Forum, Rio de Janeiro’s Front for Decarceration, and the National Agenda for Decarceration, in addition to the Coletivo de Mulheres Afroindígenas Zacimba Gaba and the Coletivo de Negras e Negros Dona Ivone Lara. She is currently a volunteer collaborator at the Territorial Laboratory of Manguinhos at Fiocruz’s National School of Public Health. She has worked at Justiça Global since 2020.

RUGGERON REIS

Social media and marketing analyst

RUGGERON REIS

Social media and marketing analyst

RAONI DIAS

Historian and financial administration assistant at Justiça Global

RAONI DIAS

Historian and financial administration assistant at Justiça Global

Raoni is a father and a photographer trained at SENAC. He graduated in History from the State University of Rio de Janeiro. He also graduated in Zootechnics at the State University of Norte Fluminense.