I'm PhD candidate in Political Studies at the University of Milan. MA in International Studies, University of the Basque Country, Spain, and BA in International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil.
I'm a human rights lover and activist, I believe and support emancipatory and transcultural approaches for them, and I also believe human rights and Ecology are interdependent. I'm a feminist with this same perspective. I'm curious and I love to know about different cultures, and also about what we all have in common. So I write and translate to Global Voices for what I believe and for what I'm passionate about.
Latest posts by Mariana Parra
Rafael Braga Vieira: Symbol of Institutionalized Racism and Criminalized Poverty in Brazilian Justice
Braga was homeless and collecting recyclables to survive when he arrested the first time. But that was just the beginning of a darker saga.
‘Pickup Artist’ Julien Blanc Isn't Welcome in Brazil, Either
Social media outcry prompted Brazilian officials to deny his visa. Blanc has advocated violent and sexist approaches to dating, even writing on Twitter, "Don't worry. I only abuse women."
Somali Activist's Personal Account of Female Genital Mutilation
Somali activist Asha Ismail recounted her own experience with female genital mutilation (FGM) and her fight to eradicate it to radio Onda Vasca on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6, 2014 (hear the full interview in Spanish here). Asha Ismail was born in a...
Brazil: Do You Admire Mandela? Then Support Human Rights
A banner paying homage to Nelson Mandela takes on the unanimous popularity of the South-African leader in Brazil to call those who admire his legacy to support human rights. The message was spread by the non-governmental organization Conectas Human Rights in the International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013. “Do...
Two Brazilian Women Kill Themselves After Sex Tape, Nude Photos Leaked
"I am afraid but I think is goodbye forever," 17-year-old Julia Rebeca wrote on her Twitter account before taking her own life.
‘Tomorrow It Could Be You': Gender, Racism and the Limits of Humor in Brazil
A Brazilian TV comedian has once again made offensive jokes about black people and women. How much space is there for social discrimination in Brazil's television lineup?
Brazilians Ask ‘Where is Amarildo?’, Favela Resident Missing After Arrest
The last time Amarildo was seen, military police were taking him from the Favela da Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, known as the largest slum in the world.