Sueli Carneiro - en

Sueli Carneiro

(1942-1995)

Philosopher, writer and anti-racist activist in the Brazilian black movement. She has a PhD in philosophy from USP and is the founder of Geledés – Black Women’s Institute, being considered one of the most important thinkers of black feminism in Brazil.


Sonia Guajajara - en

Sonia Guajajara

She has a degree in Literature and Nursing and a postgraduate degree in Special Education. Internationally recognized for her struggle to defend the rights of indigenous peoples and socio-environmental causes. She is currently Minister for Indigenous People in Brazil.


Selma Dealdina - en

Selma Dealdina

Quilombola woman from Angelim III, Territory Sapê do Norte, in the state of Espírito Santo. She is a member of various civil society organizations committed to the quilombola and the anti-racist struggle. She is the Executive Secretary of the National Coordination for the Articulation of Black Rural Quilombola Communities (CONAQ).


Sandra Braga - en

Sandra Braga

A rural farmer, she is a member of the Black Coalition for Rights and the Black Women’s Collective of CONAQ – National Coordination for the Articulation of Rural Black Quilombola Communities. She is a member and leader of the Quilombo Mesquita in the state of Goiás.


Rose Marie Muraro - en

Rose Marie Muraro

(1930-2014)

In the 1970s, she was one of the pioneers of the feminist movement in Brazil. Writer, intellectual, author of more than 40 books on feminism, women’s rights and related issues. She also worked as an editor on 1.600 titles.


Puyr Tembé - en

Puyr Tembé

She is currently the Secretary of Indigenous People of the State of Pará, was president of the Federation of Indigenous People of the State of Pará (FEPIPA) and is co-founder of the National Articulation of Indigenous Women Warriors of Ancestry (ANMIGA). She is an organizer of the Indigenous Women’s Marches.


Luiza Bairros - en

Luiza Bairros

(1953-2016)

She had a degree in Public Administration and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan (USA). She was one of the main figures in the Unified Black Movement (MNU). Former Minister of the Secretariat of Public Policies for Racial Equality, a position she held between 2011 and 2014.


Lélia Gonzalez - en

Lélia Gonzalez

(1935-1994)

Brazilian intellectual, author, politician, teacher, philosopher and anthropologist. A pioneer in studies on black culture in Brazil and co-founder of the Institute for Research of Black Cultures in Rio de Janeiro, the Unified Black Movement and the Olodum (an Afro-Brazilian drum school and NGO in the city of Salvador, Bahia).


Laudelina de Campos Melo - en

Laudelina de Campos Melo

(1904-1991)

A defender of women’s rights, she founded the first domestic workers’ union in Brazil. Her work was vital to assure this category of workers the right to a work permit and the social security.


Keila Simpson - en

Keila Simpson

President of the National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals (Antra). She has been an activist in the LGBTQIAP+ movement since 1990. She has already been vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites, Transsexuals and Intersexuals (ABGLT) and, in 2013, received the National Human Rights Award.