Danielle Coenga is graduated in psychology. She holds a Master’s degree in social psychology (University of Brasilia, Brazil) and another Master’s degree in international studies (University of Montréal, Canada). She works with a feminist perspective to look at human rights and gender and sexuality issues. Her master’s research focused on homophobia in discourses against same-sex civil union and on integration of sexual orientation and gender identity in international cooperation programs. As a consultant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and to non-governmental organizations, she was considered as a specialist of LGBTQI issues (in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer and intersex people) and of research projects development and data analysis. As part of her doctoral thesis, she will focus on the conception of gender equality in the United Nations programs and projects.