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Regional Coordinators

On-Site Project Coordinators

Yasmine Arafa, Regional Coordinator Dialogue Forum

As a legal expert and research associate at the University for Peace, UPEACE, Yasmine Arafa had the chance to take part in projects on conflict resolution and peace studies. She took part in many community volunteer activities, as she monitored the Egyptian parliamentary elections in 2010 and 2011, and participated in two anti-sexual harassment campaigns. She is also the co-author of a book project called Rediscovering Nonviolent History, Civil Resistance beneath Eulogized Violence, which is part of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict book series on civic resistance. 

Caroline Monteiro, Regional Project Coordinator Violence Against Women

As a founder of several Indonesian women’s networks such as Communication for Women Rights, Caroline Monteiro has been involved in social movements since the early 1990s, including the social-democratic movement against the military regime. She is a member of the Indonesian Women's Coalition (KPI) and a facilitator for gender issues in the Empowering Education Peace Facilitator Network and Women & IT Rights Network. Since 2012, she has focused on documentary film production and art projects through Women Books & Videos Publishing, a newly founded association for art and women. 

María Julia Moreyra, Regional Project Coordinator Violence Against Women

María Julia Moreyra is a lawyer based in La Plata, Buenos Aires (Argentina) and holds a master’s degree in international relations from FLASCO – Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. She is a specialist on international criminal law and has been a guest professor at several universities in Argentina. Her area of expertise is the International Criminal Court, which addresses genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. She is also a specialist on UNSC-Resolution 1325 on sexual violence against women in armed conflicts. 

Vera Vieira, Regional Project Coordinator Violence Against Women

The Executive Director of the Brazilian PWAG office is a journalist and holds a PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of São Paulo. From 2009 to 2011, she was the Brazilian coordinator of the Association for Progressive Communications/Women’s Networking Support Program. She developed the Feminist Popular Education Methodology for Working with Women and Men against Domestic Violence which she adapts for her workshops tackling trafficking in women and sexual violence.