Security in Context's Roosbelinda Cárdenas interviews scholar Ana Barreto about Brazil's general elections, the results of which were finalized on October 30th, 2022.
Ana Barreto is the Director of Transnational Birth Equity at the National Birth Equity Collaborative. She has a master's of Arts in International affairs and is a fellow of the United Nations Fellowship Program for People of African descent. Ana is a researcher on global health, race and inequalities with a special focus on women and girls. Ana has more than fifteen years of experience as a human rights professional, working in several counties of the Americas and Africa, doing innovative work on global health and reproductive justice. In 2018, she developed a project analyzing the intersection between economic empowerment and health outcomes of women and children in Ethiopia as well as the first “Black Brazilian Film Festival” in the African continent. She is also the co-founder of Projeto 111, a project that teaches young people in the favelas of Brazil how to use media tools to tell their own stories and disrupt police brutality through storytelling.
This interview was conducted by Roosbelinda Cárdenas, associate professor of Latin American Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Hampshire College and Security in Context contributor.