Over 18 years, I have been working with non-governmental organizations on gender, human rights, and ICTs at national, regional and global levels. In 2003, I have launched the first feminist coalition to raise awareness on the relevance of internet regulation to the human rights and to contribute to the policy debates through the gender perspective. I have also contributed with the dialog between technical community and women’s rights advocates in Brazil. Since 2003, I have been participating in several Brazilian civil society coalitions whose advocacy work is connected with internet policy field such as intellectual property rights, HIV/AIDS and communications, free software and freedom of expression.
I have played a key role during the WSIS 2sd phase as Advocacy Team Leader of the WSIS Gender Caucus. After WSIS, I continue involved in activities related to its follow-up. I am a civil society member of the Gender Working Group of eLAC - the regional follow-up mechanism coordinated by ECLAC - and lately I was a member of the Brazilian chapter of the Gender Advisory Board (GAB) of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UNCSTD).
As senior fellow of EMERGE and collaborator of NUPEF Institute, in the last five years I have conducted research on the strategic uses of internet by political communities in Brazil and its connection to broader internet governance topics as well their interface with human rights and gender issues. Currently I have been involved in a number of Internet Governance Forum (IGF) activities. I am also member of ISOC Brazil.