Beyond operating in a network, Coding Rights is also an organizational experiment: we have formed a Collaborative Council composed only by women from different fields involved and critical about the social developments of technologies. The idea is to let the organization work as a bridge across knowledge fields to empower women perceptions in a current male lead field.
We are technologists, lawyers, social scientists, hackers, artists, journalists, researchers, advocates…

Members of the Collaborative Council

Allison Burtch, USA
Anja Kovacs, India
Camila Agustini, Brazil
Carly Nyst, UK
Carolina Rossini, Brazil
Deborah Brown, USA
Fernanda Shirakawa, Brazil
Fieke Jansen, Germany/Netherlands
Gabriella Agustini, Brazil
Giulliana Bianconni, Brazil
Joana Varon, Brazil
Juliana Nolasco, Brazil
Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Poland
Maria Carolina Oliveira, Brazil
Marilia Monteiro, Brazil
Marina Oriente, Brazil
Paz Peña, Chile
Raquel Rennó, Brazil
Renata Avila, Guatemala
Tatiana de Mello Dias, Brazil
Veridiana Alimonti, Brazil
Vivian Caccuri, Brazil
Yasodara Córdova, Brazil


Executive team

Joana Varon, Director and Policy Strategist
Brazilian researcher and advocate, founder-director of Coding Rights. Lawyer and bachelor in International Relations, with master in Law and Development, she has been dedicated to applied research for discussing legal institutional frameworks to foster innovation in the ICTs, while also protecting fundamental rights and the right to development. As such, she has worked as researcher on national innovation policies at Cebrap and the Observatory for Innovation and Competitiveness from the University of Sao Paulo; and on Internet policies at the Center for Technology and Society from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, particularly as manager of projects with Finep, OSF, Ford Foundation, the World Bank,, Global Partners Digital and Hivos. And she is currently consultant with Consumers International on privacy rights in Brazil and Germany and with Global Partners Digital on Internet Governance from the perspective of emerging economies. Between her main publications, she was co-author of “Information and Communication Technologies for Development” at International Development Ideas, Experience and Prospects, from Oxford Press; “Mapping Digital Media: Brazil”; “Content Filtering in Latin America” at New Technologies and Human Rights: challenges to regulation, from Ashgate; “Finladia: um salto para uma economia baseada no conhecimento” in Inovação: estratégias em sete países, from ABDI; and many blog posts on internet governance at Observatório Brasileiro de Políticas Digitals, as well as editor of Boletim Antivigilância. With former experience in conceiving innovation session of the 2008 edition of the International Festival of Electronic Language – FILE, willing to translate these issues to the all internet users, she is co-creator of several creative projects operating in the interplay between law, arts and technologies, such as:, and Engaged in international networks, she has been invited to be part of boards and networks related to arts and technology, such as the Advisory Council of Open Technology Fund, Privacy International network and the all-women hackers collective Deep Lab.


Lucas Teixeira, Chief Technologist
Developer, sysadmin and researcher, co-creator of Oficina Antivigilancia and editor of Boletim Antivigilância. Lead by community spirit, he is used to works in collaborative and voluntary projects for freedom of expression and free software, agroecology and free education. Computer geek since 13 years old, he studied Computer Science at UFRJ and have been involved in software development and system implementation, such as SMS Broadcast, a system do send bulk SMS to alert poor communities about evictions in Rio in preparation for the Olympics. We has also been developing workshop methods for digital security trainings, producing and translating documentation and platforms about the topic, through Oficina Antivigilância,, Security in a Box and Email Self Defense.


Larissa Ribeiro, Communication Strategist, Researcher and Digital Security Trainer

Danae Tapia, General Project Manager and Researcher

Max Holender, Financial Manager

Tainá Costa, Volunteer in Communications


Project teams

Raquel Rennó, Editor of Boletim Antivigilância and Consultant on Gender Studies

Tatiana Dias, Co-coordinator of Chupadados project

Kimberly Anastácio, Consultant of the Legislative Radar project

Flávio Amieiro, Programmer      

Flávio Siqueiro, Strategic Litigation

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