Program Director for Brazil
Beatriz Affonso

Ms. Affonso received her Masters in political science from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. She started her career working on the defense of human rights as an investigator del Núcleo de Estudios de la Violencia, and from 1996-2002 she was the Executive Secretary of the Teitonio Vilela Commission. From 2002-2004 she worked as Executive Secretary at the Municipal Human Rights Comission in Sao Paulo. Ms. Affonso was a key member in developing state and federal program on human rights in Brazil.