Lina Maria Cardoso Lopes, a Member of Parliament and WPL Ambassador from Portugal, is Vice-Secretary of the Bureau of the Assembleia da República and Chair of the Subcommittee for Equality and Non-Discrimination. Ms Lopes is the chair of the UGT (General Workers’ Union) Women’s Commission and national adviser to the Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination Commission. Elected as President of the Academy of Political Training for Women Social Democrats, the parliamentarian is also Vice-President of the Francisco Sá Carneiro Institute, a space for open and free discussion among Portuguese citizens. Ms Lopes is also Deputy Secretary-General of SINDEP (Democratic Teachers Union). Ms Lopes holds a degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in food engineering and served as a professor at the Faculty of Engineering of Universidade Lusófona.