Bruna Martinez – Women Deliver
2020

Bruna Martinez

  • Age: 29
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Contrary to what many might think, feminism is all about solidarity, intersectionality, ending oppression, and social justice. We need many more women and feminists in positions of leadership to build a new, compassionate, and equal world for everyone.

- Bruna Martinez

Bio

Bruna Martinez is originally from Brazil and currently lives in the Netherlands. She received a Master of Arts in Development Studies in Social Justice Perspective with specialization in Women and Gender Studies from The International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2019. As a Global Advocacy Assistant at Global Network of People Living with HIV+, Bruna is responsible for day-to-day management and positioning. Additionally, she is a Constituency Focal Point at Communities Delegation to the Global Fund.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

The more I began to understand how the structure worked against me and my sisters because we're womxn, the more I wanted to disrupt it.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

At the AIDS Conference in 2018, two classmates and I put together a "Who's afraid of my vagina?” vulva selfie box. By creating a giant brown vulva, we encouraged more than 1,000 participants that visited us to think about reproductive health and rights.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Dancing, reading, karaoke, and hanging out with friends.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Portuguese (Advanced/Native)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • CSE
  • abortion rights
  • patriarchal whiteness
  • intersectional feminism and justice
  • community-led response
  • bridging the gap between HIV/AIDS and SRHR

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