Academic and professional activities

2013 to 2015 - Co-PI of the project Understanding Non-violent Male Identities for Safe and Inclusive Cities, Rio de Janeiro and Maputo, Promundo/CES.

2012-10 - Docente convidada do Programa de Doutoramento em Política Internacional e Resolução de Conflitos, CES/FEUC

2012-03-01 to 2015-03-31 - Co-Coordinator of the project "Engaging Fathers to Reduce Violence Against Children and Promoting Children's Feelings of Safety in Low Income Settings", funded by the Bernard Van Leer Foundation

2012-03-01 - Invited Lecturer, post graduate program on Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012-01-01 - Executive Director of Instituto Promundo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2010-10-01 to 2011-06-30 - Co-Coordinator of the Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies Research Group, CES, University of Coimbra

2009-09-01 to 2010-12-31 - Co-Coordinator of the Peace Studies Group, CES, University of Coimbra

2009-06-01 to 2012-31-01 - Co-coordinator of the project "Early Action: from analysis to action", cluster Youth, Identity and Security (case study Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), funded by the European Commission (Partners: Search for Common Ground, InterPeace, International Alert, Clingandael Institute, Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE)

2008-06-01 - Coordinator of the Observatory on Gender and Armed Violence

2007-10-01 - Researcher in the project "Trajectories of violence dissemination and containment: comparing Bissau and Praia", CES/FEUC, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal (reference: PTDC/AFR/71908/2006)

2007-10-01 - Researcher in the project "Violence and Small Arms: the Portuguese case", CES/FEUC, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal (reference: PTDC/SDE/72227/2006)

2006-09-01 to 2008-04-30 - Coordinator of the project "Women and armed violences. Strategies of war against women in non-war scenarios: Rio de Janeiro, San Salvador and Medellin", CES/FEUC, funded by the Ford Foundation (grant number 1065-1058);

2006 to 2009 - Coordinator of the Support programme to Relatives of Victims of Police-led massacres in Rio de Janeiro, CES/CEsEC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, supported by the Ford Foundation

2005-02-01 to 2006-12-31 - Coordinator of the Project "Women and girls in contexts of armed violence: a study case on Rio de Janeiro", a partnership between CES/FEUC and the NGO Viva Rio, funded by the Ford Foundation (grant number 1055-0359)

2005-02-01 to 2006-12-31 - Researcher in the project "Peacebuilding processes and state failure strategies. Lessons learned from former Portuguese colonies", funded by the Ford Foundation NY

2004-10-01 - 2004-2014 - Invited Lecturer in BsC, Master and PhD programmes at the Schools of Economics, University of Coimbra (Coimbra), BsC in International Relations, PhD International Conflict Resolution Policy

2004-10 to 2007-07 - Invited teacher at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra (course Women, Peace and Armed Conflicts)

2004 - Permanent researcher at CES/FEUC

2002 to 2004 - Junior Researcher at the Peace Studies Group, CES, University of Coimbra

2000-06-01 to 2001-12-31 - Researcher project "The new environmental borders: Global Ecosystems and Strategies of Transborder Governance", Programme Praxis XXI, FCT, July 2000 to December 2001, CES/FEUC

2000-06-01 to 2001-08-31 - Scientific Research Scholarship in the project "Critical knowledge and environmentalist movements: ecofeminism between the North and the South", CES/FEUC, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal

Other Activities

2019-12-13 - Co-coordinator of MenEngage Iberia Alliance

2014 - Member of the Global Alliance on Armed Violence

2012 - Member of the MenEngage Alliance

2009 to 2011 - Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, CES, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

2006-06-01 to 2008-08-31 - Member of the directing team of the documentary "A mother like me", CES and Cinema Nosso

2005-06-01 - Member of the Women´s Network at IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms)