Mónica de Pinto Ribeiro Hancke
Advocacy and Partnerships Manager
Mónica manages Women Thrive’s Advocacy Program and Partnerships.
Mónica manages Women Thrive’s Advocacy Program and Partnerships. In this capacity, she oversees the Alliance’s recruitment and engagement as well as the coaching of our grassroots members advocating for increased gender-transformative policies, programs, and services at both national and global levels. Additionally, Mónica leads Women Thrive’s global evidence-based advocacy campaigns to ensure grassroots women’s rights advocates’ equal representation and leadership in SDG-era decision-making processes and accountability mechanisms.
Mónica has also worked in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau, and Timor-Leste bridging the women’s rights and international development communities working on gender-based violence prevention and response, girls’ education, and non-violent conflict resolution and peace-building (through theatre). Prior to (returning to) Women Thrive, Mónica conceived of and launched the THINX Foundation, the non-profit affiliate of THINX, a period-proof underwear company.
Mónica holds a Master’s degree in International Development Studies and Gender Equality Policy from the Elliott School at the George Washington University in D.C. and dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Communications and Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston, M.A.