In the Media

Maria Eduarda Pessoa de Assis

Maria Eduarda is a lawyer graduated in the Faculty of Law of the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), she is completing a Lato Sensu Postgraduate Course in Specialization in Criminal Law at the Center for Studies and Research in the Teaching

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Talisson Mendes

Talisson Mendes is a Social Scientist with a degree in Anthropology from the University of Brasília (UnB). He works as a Project and Partnership Assistant at the Igarapé Institute. He served as an intern in the Political and Projects sector at the UK Embassy in

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Renata Rodrigues

Renata Rodrigues is a master candidate in Sociology and a specialist in Politics and Society at Iesp-Uerj. She has a bachelor in Communication from UFRJ, and has worked in large companies, agencies, third sector organizations and social movements as a journalist and activist. She has

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Renata Rodrigues

Renata Rodrigues é mestranda em Sociologia e especialista em Política e Sociedade pelo pelo Iesp-Uerj. É bacharel em Comunicação pela UFRJ, e já atuou em grandes empresas, em agências, em organizações do terceiro setor e em movimentos sociais como jornalista e ativista. Trabalha como jornalista

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Dandara Tinoco

Communication and Content Manager Dandara Tinoco has a master’s degree in Public Policy, Strategies and Development from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Communication and Content Manager at Igarape

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Protection of democracy

Igarape Institute created a new area of ​focus on preserving civic space and fomenting democratic action in 2020. The program features a host of podcasts, a book and an article. The Institute also engaged with traditional media outlets and through influencers and opinion leaders, such
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Cybersecurity

The Igarape Institute launched a new initiative to promote cyber governance in Brazil. The consultation series includes a range of stakeholders from the military, intelligence, private sector, civil society, and academia. The outputs were picked-up by a new National Cybersecurity Strategy. Moreover, the Institute has
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Defense of the environment

Igarape Institute consolidated its Climate and Security program launching two strategic articles and starting to guide the debate on the intersection between these themes. The Institute likewise stepped up its international profile on the issue, including with the Coalition Brazil Climate, Forests and Agriculture, the
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Advances in drug policies

The year 2020 heralded a massive shift in drug policy. Many parts of the world adopted a range of progressive legislation, a product of over a decade of dedicated work to build awareness, work with legislators, and active campaigning. In addition to helping shape this
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Action against COVID-19

The Igarape Institute participated in several efforts to respond and contain the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the Institute helped launch the União Rio Movement, which collected and donated protective gear and health equipment. As part of the União Amazônia Viva, the Institute also helped organize
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Safer cities

In the lead-up to the 2020 municipal elections, the Igarape Institute provided candidates and city councils with detailed information on data-driven and evidence-based approaches to preventing violence. A key vehicle for this was the Institute’s “Safe Cities Agenda”. The agenda features a host of strategies
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Responsible firearms control

Throughout 2020, the Igarape Institute played a pivotal role in supporting the legislature and the judiciary to reverse brazen attempts to dilute firearms legislation in Brazil. The Institute generated technical briefs, opinion editorials and a range of reports to elected representatives as well as Brazilian
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Julia Marisa Sekula

Julia is coordinator of the Climate and Security Program at the Igarapé Institute and co-author of the book “Brasil: Paraiso Restaurável” (Sextante). The book defends a new narrative for Brazil, and places it at the heart of discussions of “new economics”, its potential protagonist role

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