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Alessandra Guedes is currently the manager for Gender and Development Research at the UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti based in Florence, Italy. She has worked extensively in the areas of public health and prevention of violence against women and violence against children for over 20 years, including as the World Health Organization’s Regional Advisor for the Americas. She has published widely on this topic and is particularly interested in the intersections between violence against women and violence against children. Alessandra is the recipient of a British Chevening scholarship and holds an MSc in Public Health for Developing Countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MA in Art Therapy from George Washington University. She is currently the co-chair of the Leadership Council of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative and was previously vice-president of the board of Promundo, an international NGO working with men and boys to promote gender equality. She has participated in various professional groups and consortia including the Post-Abortion Care Consortium (co-chair of Safe Motherhood Task Force), the International Emergency Contraception Consortium, and the Latin American Consortium for Emergency Contraception (as a member of the Steering Committee).

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