Promundo Opens its Doors in Europe


On January 14th, 2014, Promundo opened its first office in Europe, in Coimbra, Portugal,.

The launch of the delegation “Promundo-Europe” has three main goals:

  1. To expand research on masculinities and gender relations within the context of current European financial and economic crises.
  2. To develop, evaluate and expand programs and campaigns that promote gender equality, the reduction and prevention of violence, and social justice.
  3. To represent Promundo within the European space in Global Networks and Campaigns (MenEngage, MenCare, among others).

This delegation results from a partnership between the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, where Promundo-US’s International Director Gary Barker and Instituto Promundo’s Executive Director, Tatiana Moura, are researchers. The European team complements our other teams: Instituto Promundo (Brazil), Promundo-US (USA), and representatives in Rwanda and Burundi.

Meet the Promundo-Europe team, formed by researchers from the Centre for Social Studies. They have collaborated with Promundo previously on many projects, specifically the initiative: Understanding Non-violent Male Identities for Safe and Inclusive Cities: Adapting the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) to urban settings of Post-Conflict and Urban Violence (Rio de Janeiro and Maputo).

Sílvia Roque (s.roque@promundo.org.br) is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, and member of the Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies Group and of the Observatory on Gender and Armed Violence. Roque holds a Masters degree in African Studies by ISCTE (Lisbon, Portugal) and a BsC in International Relations from the School of Economics at the University of Coimbra. She is a completing a PhD in “International Politics and Conflict Resolution,” at the University of Coimbra. Since 2005, Roque has been working in research projects on post-war settings and peacebuilding policies with particular focus on dynamics related to articulating youth, gender and violence in Guiné-Bissau and El Salvador. She has done consultancy work, namely a study on violence against women in Guiné-Bissau promoted by the local government and UNDP. She has also contributed to several projects on violence prevention with particular focus on gender and human rights, specifically initiatives aimed at raising awareness. Main publications: Roque, Sílvia (2011), Um retrato da violência contra mulheres na Guiné-Bissau, Bissau: Governo da República da Guiné-Bissau/Nações Unidas; Pureza, José Manuel; Roque, Sílvia; Cardoso, Katia (orgs.) (2012), Jovens e trajetórias de violências. Os casos de Bissau e da Praia. Coimbra: CES/Almedina.

Sofia José Santos (s.santos@promundo.org.br) is a researcher in the Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies Research Group (NHUMEP), a freelance journalist, PhD Candidate in the International Politics and Conflict Resolution Program at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra, and Co-coordinator and Co-editor of P@x Online bulletin. Santos holds a Masters degree in International Politics and Conflict Resolution and a BsC in International Relations from the School of Economics, University of Coimbra, as well as a specialization in Journalism from the Centre for Journalist Professional Training (CENJOR) in Lisbon. She was an intern at the UN Information Centre in Lisbon, and Main Officer at the International Office of Coimbra College of Education. In February 2009, she completed a research stint at the University of Utrecht, in the Netherlands, and was also a visiting scholar at the Flemish Peace Institute from April to September 2010. From July to December 2013, she was an editor and journalist at Rede Angola. Her current research interests include: media, peace and violence, peace media and peacebuilding and the liberal peace.

Teresa Maneca Lima (tmaneca@gmail.com) is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies. She has a Masters degree in Sociology from the School of Economics at the University of Coimbra. Lima is a PhD candidate in Law, Justice, and Citizenship in the Twenty First Century Program at the University of Coimbra. She has participated in several research projects related to participation, labor relations and access to law and justice, including Access to Law and Court Mobilization: the case of discrimination between women and men and The role of the Public Prosecutors Offices in the access of citizens to law and justice in labour and family conflicts. At the moment, Lima is a researcher on the project Occupational accidents and labour risk narratives in the Portuguese context. Her current research interests are: access to law and justice, occupational hazards, labur rights and human rights and the economic crisis.

For further information, please go to our website: www.promundoglobal.org

Contacts: s.santos@promundo.org.br / s.roque@promundo.org.br / tmaneca@gmail.com / t.moura@promundo.org.br / g.barker@promundo.org.br

Address:
Promundo Europa
Centro de Estudos Sociais / Universidade de Coimbra
Colégio de S. Jerónimo, Largo D. Dinis
Apartado 3087
3000-995 Coimbra, Portugal
Tel.: +351 239 855 570
Fax: +351 239 855 589

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