Giovanna (Gio) Santos Vieira – Women Deliver

Giovanna (Gio) Santos Vieira

  • Age: 20
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I would rather spend my life fighting for changes than sitting still. If you feel like this too, speak out, and let’s discuss our way to create a better world.

- Giovanna (Gio) Santos Vieira


Giovanna (Gio) Santos Vieira was born and raised in Brazil. She received a high school completion certificate from Centro Educacional Sigma in 2019.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

When the numbers of the Brazilian Forum of Public Safety’s research on violence against women were published, I found out I could not stay quiet while one woman dies every two hours due to violence in Brazil. It’s time for a change.

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

While at school, I managed to convince my colleague who had been raped to tell the police and open an investigation. After that, I’ve been a part of many equality protests such as Women’s March and EleNao manifestation.

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

I’m a big fan of debating, enjoy photography, and would never say no to a good book. I'm a knowledge enthusiast.

Languages Spoken:

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

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