Graça Samo Oral History Content Summary (document)
About the Interviewee*
Maria da Graça Samo (Mozambique) is Coordinator of the International Secretariat of the World March of Women (WMW), and former Executive Director of Fórum Mulher (The Women’s Forum), a network of organizations and women’s associations, institutions, and donors working for women’s rights and gender equality in Mozambique. The WMW is an anti-patriarchy, anti-capitalist and solidarity movement addressing the causes of poverty and violence against women. Samo’s involvement in the women’s movement is the result of her desire to make a difference by working together to invest in the lives of women and girls. She completed graduate studies in Business Administration and earned an MSc in Education for Sustainability.
*This brief biography was recorded concurrently with the subject’s interview for the WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement.
About the WLP Oral History Project
The WLP Oral History Archive of the Global Women’s Movement preserves stories and lessons of women’s rights activists from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and South America who have left their mark on the struggle for women’s advancement. We have collected dozens of oral histories from 25 countries, and the project is ongoing. Since 2014, WLP has collaborated with the Sound Archive of the British Library to host the repository.