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HeForShe at NOVA: Conference for gender equality - 15 & 16 February

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15 February 2020 to 16 February 2020
Auditorium of the Rectorate of NOVA University Lisbon


NOVA University Lisbon is committed to the United Nations HeForShe movement, an initiative that aims to promote Gender Equality. In this context, a group of students is promoting a two-day conference at NOVA's Rectorate to discuss different topics related to the fight for parity, such as education for gender equality, equality in the professional context, and domestic violence.

Luís Mergulhão, Pro-rector of NOVA, will attend this Conference. Check out the confirmed speakers for each pannel so far:


11h30 - 12h15: Panel 1 - On Education and Gender Equality

  • Margarida Lima Rego, Professor and Vice-Dean of NOVA School of Law
  • Tânia Graça, Psychologist
  • Paulo Carvalho da Silva, Portuguese Association of Diversity and Inclusion /LGBTI

12H40 – 13H40: Panel 2 - Equality at Work

  • Nuno Ferreira Lousa (Linklaters)
  • Sandie Costa (PwC)
  • Diogo Malato Moura (BNP)
  • José Pedro Estanqueiro (EDP)

15H00 – 16H30: Panel 3 - The Toxic Masculinity

  • Liliana Borges, Jounalist 
  • Fado Bicha, Musical Group
  • Ricardo Mellano, Joutnalist and member of Men Talks
  • Luís Cordeiro


10H00 – 11H30: Panel 4 - Domestic Violence

  • Sandra Mestre Cunha, Professor at ISEG
  • Daniel Cotrim, representing APAV
  • Teresa Fragoso, President of the Commission for Gender Equality
  • Rui de Carmo, Coordinator of the Retrospective Analysis Team on Homicide in Domestic Violence

11H45 – 13H30: Panel 5 - Gender Violence and The UNODC 

  • United Nations Office Against Drugs and Crime - UNODC (5 officers)
  • João Costa, Portuguese State Secretary for Education
  • Luís Mergulhão, Pro-Rector of NOVA

15H30 – 17H30: Panel 6 - The Role of Social Networks in Promoting Equality

  • Frederico Canto e Castro, Founder of Sonder People e Keynote Speaker
  • Mafalda Sampaio, Youtuber
  • Catarina Marques Rodrigues, Journalist
  • Carolina Pereira, Founder of HeForShe PT

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