Antónia Maria Barradas


I was a visiting researcher at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University in New York for the past 8 months, as part of the programme in Law, Justice and Citizenship in the 21st Century at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She obtained her Master's Degree in Human Rights from the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Italy, with the thesis Quotas for Men in University: breaking the stereotype in European Union Law and Swedish Law. My thesis has been published in the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (2012), among other publications. I was awarded one of the EIUC 2012 internships at UNESCO's Sector for Social and Human Sciences Division of Social Inclusion and Youth in Paris, and then chosen for one of the EIUC 2012 fellowships, going on to work as a part of the human rights team at the European Union Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva. I am a lawyer, a human rights and gender equality trainer, and worked with Amnesty International for the past three years. Currently collaborating in human rights lobby and advocacy work with women's and children's rights NGO's in Portugal, my latest research focuses on pornography and European Union laws from an international human rights and gender equality perspective.