Permanent Mission of Brazil to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

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Márcia Andrade Braga
“Marcia Braga is a stellar example of why we need more women in peacekeeping”, said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, head of the UN Department of Peace Operations. Member of the Brazilian Navy, Lt. Cdr. Braga was bestowed by Secretary-General António Guterres with the UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award 2019 for her work as the Military Gender Advisor at MINUSCA Headquarters. According to her, peacekeeping is an exercise of understanding and acceptance of the other.