Fernanda Campanini Vilhena is a lawyer specialising in human rights and gender studies and currently a PhD candidate at the University of Deusto, Spain. She is a member of the coordination team of the Horizon 2020 GEARING-Roles project and of the task force implementing the Gender Equality Plan at Deusto. Her research explores institutional change for gender equality through a feminist institutionalist perspective, especially within the framework of EC funded projects. She has previously held a civil servant position in the Brazilian Public Prosecution as a legal officer in the department of domestic violence and crimes against children, being involved in national and local projects such as the design and implementation of the UN National Guidelines for Investigating, Prosecuting and Judging Femicides and the training of judicial officers on the application of the principle of non-revictimisation of victims in trials.
I have a BA in International Relations and an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology. I've started taking part in feminist activism in an institutional context as an undergraduate student at Bilkent University's Women's Studies Society. Currently I am working on Purple Certificate Program and GEARING Roles projects aiming to institutionalize and create awareness around gender equality in K12 and university contexts.
Irati Rico Fernández is final year Law student at the University of Deusto, where she currently collaborates with the GEARING-Roles project through an internship programme, as well as developing an internship at a local Law firm. She is a member of the Debate Club at the university and has volunteered in Gizakia, a social organisation that provides support to people suffering from drug addiction and social exclusion, where she provided legal assistance focused on social justice and the reintegration of convicted people.
Marta Lázaro Soler holds a Law degree from the University of Deusto and a Master’s degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe. Currently working at the European Innovation Council (EIC), her professional career has been focused on social transformation and innovation through arts, culture and sport across the public and non-profit sectors. She is also a freelancer consultant and member of the social theatre group of Deusto, Antzerkide.
I was born in 2001, studying American Culture and Literature at Hacettepe University. I've been engaged in activism, particularly on LGBTIQA+ and women's rights. As part of this activism, I translate queer, feminist and vegan cartoons and articles on these activisms from English to Turkish. I've been co-conducting workshops on queer cartoons and humor for the last year.
I am a junior Computer Science student in Sabancı University. I am planning to study Gender Studies as my minor. I am an active member of Cins Kulüp (gender studies student club). I'm also interested in music theory and politics.