The ELAS Fund, in a phase of change, is always attentive to the new times and with the restlessness of someone who is constantly seeking to improve their work on behalf of women.
As far as the changes are concerned, everyone knows that one of our founders - and long-time feminist Madalena Guilhon - left the General Coordination to take a seat on the Fund's Board.
Thus, Amália E. Fischer P., also a founder of ELAS, took over the General Coordination of the Fund and Kaká Verdade became our new Executive Coordinator.
New professionals have joined the team. At least two of them are already known to some of you, as they were part of the team that actively participated in the First National Dialogue on Domestic Violence, held last September in partnership with the Avon Institute in Rio de Janeiro. They are Luciana Campello and Lourdinha Antonioli.
Both have been active in human rights and women's rights for some time.
Luciana Campello, the new ELAS Program ManagerShe is a member of the Editorial Board of the Anti-trafficking Review, the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) and a tutor for the EAD course Democracy and Gender at the Brazilian Institute of Municipal Administration (IBAM). She has extensive experience in preparing and managing projects for non-governmental organizations, as well as consulting for the World Bank, the United Nations Office and the Ministry of Justice, on issues related to violence against women and human trafficking, among others.
Lourdinha Antonioli, the new Fund Communications ManagerShe has been involved in the causes of the women's and feminist movement since 2004, when she moved to the Communications Department of the Secretariat for Women's Policies of the Presidency of the Republic (2004/2010). She has worked on the analysis of projects, the creation and implementation of events, campaigns and seminars such as A Mulher e a Mídia (Women and the Media), in its 8 editions, and was a member of the organizing committee for National Conferences on Policies for Women I and II. She is one of the creators and coordinators of the campaign Quem Ama Abraça and Quem Ama Abraça Fazendo Escola, with REDEH (Human Development Network) and IMM (Magna Mater Institute in 2011/12 and 2013/14.