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Tamara Rusansky

Communications Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean


Tamara is Equality Now’s Communications Officer for Latin America and the  Caribbean. Her role is to contribute to raising awareness of Equality Now’s work in the LAC Region, with a particular focus on the organization’s work for combating sexual violence against women and girls.

Tamara holds a  Bachelor’s Degree in International relations from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and a Master’s degree in Development studies from the International Institute of Social Studies (The Netherlands), where she specialized in social justice: human rights, gender and conflict.  

Her professional path encompasses seven years of experience working with communications (including media, campaigns, digital engagement, and evaluation) and research on human rights and social justice issues. At the international level, she has worked for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Justice Studies Center for the Americas (JSCA). At the national level, she’s worked for feminist and socioenvironmental civil society organizations in Argentina and Brazil.

Tamara has authored and co-authored feminist publications, including the article “Embroidering Resistance: Emotional, embodied, everyday struggles of women affected by dams in Brazil”  and the book chapter “Interconnected Experiences: Embodying Feminist Research with Social Movements”.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tamara mainly grew up in  Florianópolis, Brazil and is currently based in  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, dancing, attending concerts and learning percussion.

She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, English and French.