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Gender Advocate Award 2019 - Lieutenant Commander Marcia Andrade Braga
29 Mar 2019 -  Lieutenant Commander Marcia Andrade Braga has been awarded United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year during the 2019 Peacekeeping Ministerial conference at UN Headquarters in New York. Serving as the Military Gender Advisor at MINUSCA Headquarters since April 2018, Lt. Cdr. Braga has helped to build a network of trained gender advisors and focal points among the Mission’s military units. She has promoted mixed teams of men and women to conduct community-based patrols around the country in support of vulnerable communities.