Promundo-Portugal was founded in Coimbra, Portugal in 2014 as a European research hub, through a partnership between Promundo and the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. The Coimbra office focuses its work on youth and equality, fatherhood and caregiving, and media and masculinities. The Promundo-Portugal team is a strategic representative of the Promundo Global Consortium.


Tatiana Moura

Tatiana is the General Coordinator of Promundo-Portugal, and Senior Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra where she coordinates European programs focusing on youth, masculinities, gender equality, and fatherhood and caregiving. Between 2011 and 2019 she was the Executive Director of Instituto Promundo (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and lead several projects on masculinities, violent, and non-violent trajectories in urban peripheries, particularly in Latin America. She holds a PhD in Peace, Conflicts, and Democracy, and her research interests include feminism and international relations, masculinities, new wars, and urban violence.


Programs and Research

Linda Cerdeira

Linda is the Programs Coordinator with Promundo-Portugal and coordinates the Fatherhood and Caregiving area (PARENT program). She is a PhD candidate in Feminist Studies at the University of Coimbra and a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. She graduated in International Relations and specialized in Human Rights. From 2013 to 2019 she was the Program Coordinator of Instituto Promundo in Brazil. With a background of 15 years of experience in sociocultural and gender projects in Portugal and Brazil, she led several research and action oriented projects using gender-transformative methodologies with a focus on masculinities.


Sofia José Santos

Sofia is a Coordinator for Media and Masculinities with Promundo-Portugal where she leads as Principal Investigator for the research project DeCode/M. She is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, and a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. Since 2013 she has undertaken research on media and masculinities and coordinated online and offline campaigns on masculinities and violence prevention. She holds a PhD and an MA in International Politics and Conflict Resolution by the University of Coimbra, and a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Communication Sciences from ISCTE-IUL. Within CES, she is also co-editor of Alice News, co-coordinator of NHUMEP, and researcher at (De)Othering, EquiX, and PARENT projects. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at OBSERVARE/UAL and CES, researcher and coordinator of media and communication in Promundo-Portugal, visiting scholar at the Flemish Peace Institute, and Marie Curie Fellow at the Universiteit Utrecht. Sofia has also undertaken research for international think tanks and development agencies such as NOREF, UKAID, Palladium, and Promundo-US. Her current research interests focus on media and masculinities, digital and technopolitics, and media representations and securitization.


Tiago Rolino

Tiago is a Coordinator with Promundo-Portugal. He is a law graduate from the Catholic University (Porto, Portugal) and worked as a lawyer from 2003 to 2017. He is a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra and co-coordinates the Portuguese team of EQUI-X (Promoting Innovative-strategies Addressing the Construction of Gender Identities and Engaging Men and Boys in Non-Violent Models of Masculinity project). He´s also part of the PARENT team, working on fatherhood and caregiving. He is part of the statutory bodies of the Associação Projeto Criar, an organization that provides legal, psychological, and social services to women, children, youth, and families who are offenders under civil and educational tutelage, as well as promotion and protection of children and young people in danger.


Gary Barker

Gary Barker, PhD, is a leading global voice in engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and positive masculinities. He is the CEO and founder of Promundo, which has worked for 20 years in more than 40 countries. Beginning in low-income areas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Promundo’s approaches have been incorporated into ministries of health and education around the world. Promundo is a Global Consortium with members in Brazil, the US, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Portugal. Gary is co-founder of MenCare, a global campaign working in 45 countries to promote men’s involvement as caregivers, and co-founder of MenEngage, a global alliance of more than 700 NGOs. He co-created and leads the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), the largest-ever survey of men’s attitudes and behaviors related to violence, fatherhood, and gender equality. He is a co-author of the 2015 and 2017 State of the World's Fathers reports. He has advised the UN, the World Bank, numerous national governments, and key international foundations and corporations on strategies to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality. In 2017 he was named by Apolitical as one of the 20 most influential people in gender policy around the world. He is an Ashoka Fellow and received the Voices of Solidarity Award from Vital Voices for his work to engage men for gender equality. He holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology.


Júlia Garraio

Júlia is a researcher at Promundo-Portugal and researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. Most of her research and publications have been dedicated to German literature and culture in the 20th century, especially to the public memory of the rape of German women and girls in the context of World War II. Her recent work examines how women's experiences in wartime and political conflict are appropriated and transformed by gendered national scripts. Her current research interests include sexual violence, masculinities, feminisms, nationalism, migrations, memory, comparative literature, and media. She is member and co-founder of the International Research Group Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC).


Milena do Carmo

Milena is a consultant for Fatherhood and Caregiving Programs with Promundo-Portugal. Between 2013 and 2017 she was a senior Program Officer and Coordinator at Instituto Promundo in Brazil. She has been a researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra since 2017, where she is a PhD candidate in Feminist Studies. Her thesis, “Dissident Parenting: care provided by trans* men in Brazil and Portugal,” is funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation. Her experience includes youth and gender and reflexive groups with male perpetrators of violence in Brazil.


Rita Santos

Rita is a researcher at Promundo-Portugal and the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. She is a PhD candidate in International Politics and Conflict Resolution at the University of Coimbra. Over the last twelve years she has participated in several research projects in the field of Peace and Security Studies. She was the co-coordinator and co-editor of the online bulletin P@x (2008-2014), the quarterly publication of the Peace Studies Working Group (NHUMEP/CES). She was also the executive coordinator of the Observatory on Gender and Armed Violence/CES (2010-2014). Her current research interests include feminism and international relations/security studies; violence, gender, and small arms; the women’s agenda; peace and security; racialized and gendered tropes in the media; and political representation of migrants, refugees, and "internal others”. She is a member of the International Action on Small Arms (IANSA) and the Global Alliance on Armed Violence.



Bia Carneiro

Bia is a Communications Coordinator with Promundo-Portugal. She is a PhD Sociology candidate in the Labour Relations, Social Inequalities, and Trade Unionism program at the Centre For Social Studies/Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra. Her doctoral research is funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology. She holds a joint major in Communication and Latin American Studies from Simon Fraser University, Canada, a specialization in Social Policy Management from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Brazil, and a MSc in Social Policy and Development (Merit) from London School of Economics, UK. In between her academic pursuits, Bia has gained more than 15 years of professional experience in the areas of communication and international development. Her current research interests are digital methods, social movements, and young workers.


Monitoring and Impact Evaluation

Caroline Ignacio

Caroline is a Monitoring and Impact Evaluation Coordinator with Promundo-Portugal. Her experience centers on formative research and evaluating the effectiveness and impact of programs. She is currently engaged in research in Portugal, Brazil, Colombia, and internationally, focused on promoting participatory processes with youth, non-violent conflict resolution skills, eliminating rigid, harmful gender norms, and promoting caregiving amongst men.  She holds a BA in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University and has a PhD from the Tropical Medicine Program at Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC/Fiocruz), where her research focused on incorporating the social determinants of health into people-centered primary healthcare services in high-conflict urban communities of Rio de Janeiro.


João Dutra

João is a Monitoring and Impact Evaluation consultant with Promundo-Portugal. He is a PhD candidate in the International Politics and Conflict Resolution program at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, with a thesis on the reintegration of ex-combatants. He holds a MA in International Relations, a BA in Social Sciences, and a BA in International Relations. He has more than seven years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of social projects and public policies, designing research projects, writing reports, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.