Sara Negrão is currently working as Election Specialist on Gender and Social Inclusion at UN Women in Tanzania, leading the portfolio on women’s leadership and political participation. She has worked over 13 years as a gender specialist in several countries in Africa and the Pacific. Her main area of focus has been on Women, Peace and Security, specifically leadership and political participation, governance, rule of law and security sector, sexual and gender based violence and gender mainstreaming in post conflict and conflict settings. She worked as the Gender Adviser in the Special Political Missions in Guinea Bissau and Somalia and in the Government of Timor Leste, ensuring the implementation of Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. This included leading national consultative processes for the development of policies, legislation, peacebuilding frameworks, among other strategic processes. Previously she worked in the demobilization of combatants; in social and economic development with youth and minority groups; as well as in local development; and community media. Her academic background includes Sociology, International Health and she holds a Master on Gender and Development.