Vanessa do Nascimento Fonseca


Vanessa Fonseca has more than twenty years of experience in researching and designing programs on topics related to promoting gender equality among young people, especially men, in Brazil and globally. She has been responsible for advising on the adaptation of programs on sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV/AIDS prevention, parental care, and gender-based violence in countries such as Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mozambique, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Angola, among others. Vanessa started her child protection work more than fifteen years ago while working to involve men in parental care, increase male parental involvement in education, reduce corporal punishment, and gender equality.

Experience and Expertise


Thematic Expertise

Project Experience


Country Experience

  • Peru
  • Paraguay
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Ivory Coast
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • India
  • France
  • Honduras
  • El Salvador
  • Brazil
  • Bolivia
  • Angola


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