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The author: Eliana Vaz Martins
Eliana Vaz Martins is a young professional specialising in gender and social justice and author of the website www.HumaneReflections.com
She has worked within major international organisations focusing on gender & development including the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in London, United Kingdom; the German development agency – GIZ in Cairo, Egypt and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo.
A strong defender of gender equality and freedom from discrimination, Eliana’s research pieces include “Human rights based business: redefining the role of enterprises on the business and human rights debate” and “What is Gender? Gender Binary and Socially Constructed Gender”. Furthermore, as a young professional of West African origins, Eliana has explored topics of racism in several writings.
Eliana obtained a degree in International Relations from the University of Lisbon (previously known as the Technical University of Lisbon) and a Master Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) having attended classes and examinations in two of the 41 member universities: University of Padua in Italy and University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
Nowaday, Eliana Vaz Martins is based in Geneva, Switzerland and continues to research gender and equality issues in the international arena.