Ana Carolina Marcondes

I was born in the triple border of Brazil with Paraguay and Argentina, in 1996. Since childhood, I realized that the world we live in is not the same for everyone. Therefore, I am currently in the second year of the B.A. in Global Governance at the University of Rome Tor Vergata to learn how we can change this scenario to provide an environment where individuals can be themselves without fear and with similar opportunities. Personally, I believe we are here to grow and be useful to our community. I hope to spend my life acting to leave this place better than it was when I arrived.

The EU and African Union security-development nexus: a new shape of cooperation or dependence?

Introduction After centuries of exploitation and a relationship marked by asymmetries, to overcome the North-South dependence relation, the European Union has sought to shift this conception through translating development funds into security interests, upon supporting African-led security governance under the scope of the African Peace and Security Architecture, the cornerstone… Read More »The EU and African Union security-development nexus: a new shape of cooperation or dependence?

The fatality of lack of Governance: Paraguay vs. Brazil

Paraguay is a small Latin American country bordering Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. My grandparents were forced to flee on exile from Alfredo Stroessner’s dictatorship in the beginning of the 1960’s. They settled in the triple border of Brazil with Argentina and Paraguay, called Foz do Iguaçu (Iguassu Falls), my hometown.… Read More »The fatality of lack of Governance: Paraguay vs. Brazil

Access to Justice for Women: customary and informal justice systems

On October 8th and 9th I had the pleasure to attend the Expert Group Meeting on “Women, Legal Pluralism, Customary and Informal Justice Systems” at the International Development Law Organization’s office at The Hague, Netherlands. I was invited to attend by Prof. Hauwa Ibrahim, our Human Rights professor at Global… Read More »Access to Justice for Women: customary and informal justice systems

Compulsory report of gender-based violence vs. impunity: the Brazilian controversy

Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes is a brazilian woman who endured years of domestic violence from her husband. On May 1983, he shot her in the back while she slept and left her paraplegic. He alleged to the police that there was an attempt robbery and the criminals shot his… Read More »Compulsory report of gender-based violence vs. impunity: the Brazilian controversy

Food Innovation

Pannel at the International Cooperation Expo – in collaboration with Fondazione Aurora   The conference on Food Innovation embraced actors from international organizations such as FAO represented by the leader of Responsible Investments in Agriculture, Michael Riggs, and the FAO e-learning center represented by Cristina Petracchi, as well as FoodInnopolis,… Read More »Food Innovation

How investments from private companies can foster stability and prosperity for Africa and Europe

From the International Cooperation Expo 2019 – in collaboration with Fondazione Aurora:   We are aware that official development assistance is not enough, the private sector should play an important role on pursuing the goals of Agenda 2030.   How should we envisage the role of private investment in fostering… Read More »How investments from private companies can foster stability and prosperity for Africa and Europe

PROSUR and South America’s institutional graveyard

On March 22nd, eight South American presidents signed the “Santiago Declaration” in the capital of Chile, launching a new proposal for regional integration: the Forum for the Progress of South America or simply, Prosur. The idea was developed by Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera and Colombia’s Ivan Duque, they invited all… Read More »PROSUR and South America’s institutional graveyard

The internal states of life and human relations dynamic

The iranian artist Lida Sherafatmand started painting by the age of 3, after her hometown, Khorramshahr was bombarded and vanished completely. She was born a couple of years before the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and her city was the first to be attacked at the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war.… Read More »The internal states of life and human relations dynamic

The Saddest Carnaval Brazil Ever Had

The worldwide famous Brazilian Carnaval is known for its vivid colors, cheerful sambas and bright costumes. This year instead, with the country facing the conservative wing’s influence, the 4 days party took a different path: protests against the growth of racism, religious intolerance and homophobia. Telling the tragic story the… Read More »The Saddest Carnaval Brazil Ever Had

My experience in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“Not until the half of our population represented by women and girls can live free from fear, violence and everyday insecurity, can we truly say we live in a fair and equal world.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres   On November 25th I was part of the march “Non una di… Read More »My experience in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The day European women stopped getting paid

On November 3rd, according to the European Commission, European women symbolically stopped getting paid, while there is still 16% of the year left. That 16% symbolizes the pay gap between men and women. Even though gender equality is enshrined in Article 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU,… Read More »The day European women stopped getting paid