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Professor & Researcher, University of Brasilia School of Law, University of Toronto International Reproductive & Sexual Health



Debora Diniz is a Brazilian award-winning university professor, researcher, human rights activist, writer and documentary filmmaker. Diniz is a professor at University of Brasília School of Law and a fellow at the University of Toronto International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program. Diniz is the founder of Anis – Instituto de Bioética, a Brazilian feminist non-profit organization dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice. Diniz is also a member of the High-Level Advisory Group for the Gender and Health Hub coordinated by the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). Diniz’s 2016 book “Zika: from Brazilian backlands to global threat”, which narrates the struggles of women, children and health care professionals impacted by the Zika virus epidemic, was granted the Brazilian Health Sciences Jabuti award. Diniz is a recipient of the prestigious 2020 Dan David Prize for her lifelong commitment to gender equality.