Ms. Terezinha da Silva is a social activist from Mozambique. She holds a Masters degree in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in the UK. She is also on the boards of various NGOs working on community development, social studies, children, gender and women issues and ageing. She has extensive experience in management, institutional development, working in and advising the Ministry of Health and Social Action, teaching, planning and management, including curriculum development of national courses, seminars and short term courses. A social researcher since 1978 in areas related to public policy, gender and development, integrity of the judiciary, unpaid care work, gender audit and ageing. She was working as a fellow at the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard University in 2000 on a topic “Human Rights and Older People”.