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Vera Vieira is a journalist with a PhD in Communication Sciences, at the University of São Paulo. Her thesis focused on an action research on violence against women and the use of internet to amplify the Brazilian struggle to minimize it (Communication and Feminism: the possibilities of digital era).

She is the executive director of NGO Associação Mulheres pela Paz, based in São Paulo city. Through the feminist popular education methodology, she has been focusing her work on trafficking in women and girls, sexual violence and domestic violence, which are considered the cruel manifestations of gender violence.

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