Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, Ed.D.
Representative, Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Rebecca Reichmann Tavares is the Representative of UN Women’s Multicountry Office for India, Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Previously Dr. Reichmann Tavares was Representative for Brazil and Regional Programme Director of UN Women’s Brazil & Southern Cone Office (2009-2013).
A native of Southern California, Dr. Reichmann Tavares graduated from Yale University and holds a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has published several books, monographs and articles on race relations in Brazil, women’s rights, and microfinance in Latin America.