Fatima da Silva is a Brazilian basic Education teacher. She graduated from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) and is currently the general secretary of the National Education Workers’ Confederation (CNTE/Brazil) and vicechair of Education International for Latin America (IEAL).
Written by Fátima da Silva
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international UN Women campaign that has been running since 1991 and which provides an opportunity to reflect on the issue of abuse suffered by women around the world. The campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December and this year...#16Days | Brazilian women fighting to protect the Amazon
The election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil in 2018, led not only to a process of deregulating the economy, but it also brought with it a new educational agenda for the country. Despite already existing in different ways before his election, the standard bearers of what is known...The militarisation of schools in Brazil: a threat to the educational process and to democracy.
Until recently, women in Latin America had achieved unprecedented levels of political participation with the election of women presidents in several countries in the region. Dilma Rousseff (2011–2016), Cristina Kirchner (2007–2015) and Michelle Bachelet (2006–2010 and 2014–2018) all served two terms as elected presidents in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, respectively....#IWD2019 #Education Voices: “The Political Participation of Women and Their Prominent Role in Brazil’s Trade Union Movement”, by Fátima da Silva.