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Leopoldina Nhampossa

Health Advocate, Right to Health, Maputo, Mozambique

Leopoldina was born in the province of Tete in the district of Zumbo. She has been passionately involved in issues of domestic violence and gender-based discrimination, working first at the Association of the Unemployed of Mozambique as the head of the women’s sector and then as a member of the fiscal council. She has also worked at the NGO Ca-Paz, as an activist in the fight against domestic violence and with the Human Rights League as a paralegal defending women’s rights.