Debora Diniz

Vice Chair

Debora Diniz is the deputy director of IPPF/WHR, an organization dedicated to sexual and reproductive health and rights in Latin American and Caribbean countries. She is the co-founder of ANIS: Institute of Bioethics, a prominent feminist organization based in Brazil that is dedicated to bioethics and human rights in Latin America.

Diniz has brought several high-level cases to Brazil’s high courts on issues including marriage equality and abortion rights. An anthropologist by training, her research spans a wide range of issues including reproductive and sexual rights, disability, criminal justice, and research ethics. Debora is also a documentarian whose eight films have received more than 50 awards. The most recent one is Zika (2016), which tells the stories of five women surviving the epidemic in Brazil. She is the author of Zika: From Brazilian Backlands to Global Threat, and a regular contributor to El País and Marie Claire, Brazil.  Debora is a visiting scholar at Brown University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.