Eight Leading Afro-Portuguese Women

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  • Alcinda Abreu
  • Lidia Brito
  • Sara Tavares
  • Graca Machel
  • Isabel Dos Santos
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  • Maria de Lurdes Mutola
  • Tais Araujo

Graca Machel

Known across the globe for her marriage to the legendary former South African president Nelson Mandela, former first lady Graca Machel is a prominent advocate for women’s and children’s rights, who was made a dame for her outstanding humanitarian work.

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