Larissa Vieira


Larissa Vieira is a lawyer and member of the Coletivo Margarida Alves de Assessoria Popular, an organization providing legal assistance to marginalized social groups facing political, economic, and social exclusion and subordination. With over 13 years of experience, Larissa initially focused on defending the urban rights of homeless families and later expanded her advocacy to include those affected by large-scale mineral extraction projects and traditional peoples and communities. She holds a master's and doctorate in socio-environmental studies, specializing in topics such as environmental injustice and racism. Larissa's work extends to providing technical assistance to disaster-affected communities and defending threatened quilombola communities. Currently, she is dedicated to studying gender and racial issues, drawing from her own experiences as a woman of color.

With the JWH grant, Larissa enrolled in a specialization program in Afro-Latin American and Caribbean Studies at CLACSO and participated in the 9th Conference Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Ciencias Sociales at UNAM, Mexico City. Additionally, she is taking language courses in English and German to enhance her skills in reporting and understanding the conflicts she addresses.

Larissa's dream for the future is to live in a more equitable world where everyone's basic rights are guaranteed.

This leadership support has been made possible by the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA)

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