Magaly de Oliveira Marques

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Magaly de Oliveira Marques, MA, Executive Director, Pacific Institute for Women's Health "has over fifteen years of experience as a women's rights advocate and sexual and reproductive rights professional. Ms. Marques joined the Pacific Institute for Women's Health as Executive Director in 2003. Before joining the Pacific Institute, she served four years as the Country Director for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Brazil, where she was responsible for the foundation's Population and Reproductive Health grant-making portfolio. From 1989 to 1998, Ms. Marques worked for the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, Inc. as a program advisor for IPPF affiliates in Latin America and the Caribbean, and later became the IPPF Country Representative in Bolivia. In the various positions she has held in the last fifteen years, Ms. Marques has developed and directed programs to advance reproductive rights, women's empowerment, gender equality, institutional development, and youth advocacy in reproductive rights. Prior to her work in population and international development, she served as Assistant Professor in Philosophy, at the Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she completed her master's degree in Philosophy." [1]

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  1. Staff, Pacific Institute for Women's Health, accessed December 10, 2007.