Patricia Chaves

Contact organisation: 
Espaço Feminista
Latin America Steering Committee Member

Patricia Chaves is the executive director of Espaço Feminista, a Brazilian feminist organization dedicated to the economic and political empowerment of women. At Espaço Feminista, Ms. Chaves has developed leadership and skills of rural and urban grassroots women in participation and decision-making, but overall in the control of public policies implementation to favor women and reduce the gender gap in the access, use, control and ownership of land. She is especially focused on the linkages between land regularization, food security and women’s land rights. With a strong background in business administration and post-graduated in Business Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) London, her work is dedicated to the empowerment of rural and urban women.