Ana Valeria Nascimento Araujo Leitao

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Ana Valéria Nascimento Araújo Leitão - Lawyer. "A graduate from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and with a Master’s Degree in International Law / Human Rights from the American University (Washington, D.C.), she worked at the Nucleus of Indigenous Rights (NDI) between 1984 and 1994. She was part of ISA’s Legal Activities team, of which she was a coordinator, formulating and monitoring legal actions, systematizing information and organizing publications, as well as participating in international meetings and seminars on behalf of ISA. For two years she was a director of the U.S.’s Rainforest Foundation. She was assistant coordinator of the Brasil Socioambiental program in 2004/2005." [1]

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  1. Founding members, Instituto Socioambiental, accessed September 22, 2008.