Maria Fernanda Baldez Camara

Maria Fernanda Baldez Camara is an 18-year-old from São Luís-MA, in Northeastern Brazil where she engages in Plan International Brazil projects, and was trained as a multiplier of the Healthy Youth Programme transmitting her knowledge about sexual and reproductive rights and gender to other adolescents in schools and communities. She has participated in a variety of other advocacy actions including the Adolescents’ Health Action for the Health State Secretariat of Maranhão and the Girls Free Conference in Maranhão. She took part in a Girls Takeover in 2016, when she was the Secretary of State for Women for one day. She was elected delegate to represent girls and young women in the State Conference on Women's Health. She has additionally graduated from the first Girls Leadership School organised by Plan International Brazil, where she developed her leadership skills. To realise her dreams and strengthen her academic background, she moved to Brasilia, where she is attending Social Service school. As soon as she arrived, she became involved in the platform Girls in Power, to continue her activism in support of girls’ rights.