Andréia Peres

Andréia Peres has been a journalist for more than 30 years, specializing in feminine and social issues. She worked for 14 years for women’s magazine Claudia, (Editora Abril), and has also worked as a senior editor for Editora Globo, both in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Throughout her career, she has won more than a dozen national and international awards.

In 2001, in São Paulo, she established the Cross Content Communication, specialized in the production of innovative multiplatform editorial projects.

While at Cross Content, she has written and edited nearly two dozen books on social development, human rights, childhood problems and feminine issues for clients such as UNICEF, UN Women, UNESCO, ILO, Bernard van Leer Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation. Cross Content’s projects include websites, electronic newsletters, and multiplatform pieces, such as interactive documentaries and videos.



  • Best of UNICEF – Global award for the best report of the year, with the book Lives interrupted: Adolescent homicides in Fortaleza and in six municipalities in the state of Ceará.


  • Pearl Award (organized by the Custom Publishing Council, New York) for the magazine Ideal Comunitário (Community Ideal), in the category Design – Best Cover – Bronze.


  • Pearl Award (organized by the Custom Publishing Council, New York) for the book The State of Brazil’s Children 2006, in the category Best New Publication – Excellence in Editorial – Silver.


  • Semifinalist of the Gabriel García Márquez Award for Journalism, by the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, with an article on people living in the streets, “Invisible People”, at Única magazine (Unique).


  • For the articles on social issues written by Andréia Peres, Claudia magazine was awarded the title Social Vehicle of the Year by the Ayrton Senna Institute.


  • Winner of the Ayrton Senna “Grand Prix” Journalism Award for a series of articles entitled “Brazil that Works”, published in Claudia magazine.


  • Friend of the Children’s Journalist Prize, awarded by the Abrinq Foundation, UNICEF and ANDI.
  • Abril Journalism Award for the report “The New Face of Love” (Claudia magazine).
  • Award for Excellence, from the US organization Family Health International, for a series of articles on AIDS.
  • Finalist in the UN correspondents contest.


  • Abril Journalism Award for the report “Sexual Abuse: A Form of Violence that Also Occurs in the Home” (Claudia magazine).

Books published

  • From science to practice – Programs supporting child development in Latin America (Bernard van Leer Foundation, 2018)
  • Inclusion Networks – Enforcing rights of families and children with congenital zika virus syndrome and other disabilities (UNICEF, 2018)
  • Active Search for School Inclusion (series of seven guides for UNICEF, 2017)
  • Lives Interrupted (UNICEF, 2017)
  • Transforming Early Childhood in the Semi-Arid of Pernambuco (UNICEF, 2016)
  • Prescribe a Book: Strengthening Development and Ties (Brazilian Society of Pediatrics/Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation/Itaú Social Foundation, 2015)
  • 10 Challenges of Secondary Education in Brazil (UNICEF, 2015)
  • Facing School Exclusion in Brazil (UNICEF/Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education, 2014)
  • Child Education in Debate – The Experience of Portugal and the Brazilian Reality (Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation and Itaú Social Foundation, 2014)
  • Out of School? No way! – The Challenge of School Exclusion (UNICEF/Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education, 2013)
  • Opinion in the Brazilian Press and Adolescents in Conflict with the Law (ANDI, 2012)
  • The Voice of Parliamentarians and Adolescents in Conflict with the Law (ANDI, 2012)
  • How Brazilian Newspapers Address Themes Related to Adolescents in Conflict with the Law (ANDI, 2012)
  • The Case of João Hélio – A Review of the Coverage of 34 Brazilian Newspapers between February and April 2007 (ANDI, 2012)
  • Advances and Challenges – Reducing Infant Mortality in Alagoas (UNICEF, 2012)
  • All Children in School in 2015 – Global Initiative for Out-of-School Children (UNICEF/Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education, 2012)
  • Weaving Networks – An experience of STD/AIDS prevention among street children (UNICEF/Ministry of Health – Department of STD, AIDS and Viral Hepatitis, 2011)
  • Paths of the Right to Learn – Good Practices of 26 Municipalities that Improved the Quality of Education (UNICEF, 2010)
  • Learning Networks (UNICEF, 2008)
  • The State of Brazil’s Children and Adolescents 2009 (UNICEF, 2009)
  • Reconstructing Lives and Guide to Treating Child and Adolescent Victims of Violence
  • (Sedes Sapientiae, 2008)
  • Denied Rights (UNICEF, 2007, 2nd edition, revised and expanded; 2005, 1st edition)
  • Media and Human Rights (ANDI/UNESCO/SEDH, 2006)
  • Challenges of Sustainability (ANDI/Banco do Brasil Foundation/Petrobras, Editora Cortez, 2006)
  • The Progress of Women in Brazil (UN Women, 2006)
  • Joining Hands – 8 Successful Experiences (X-Brasil, 2006)
  • The Municipality and Children Aged Up To 6 (UNICEF, 2005)
  • The Situation of Children in Brazil 2006 (UNICEF, 2005)
  • In Defense of the Rights of Children and Adolescents, a three volume series (UNICEF, Editora Saraiva, 2005)
  • Listening to Advice (ANDI, Editora Cortez, 2005)
  • Building New Paths (UNICAMP University, 2004)
  • Invisible Children: the Focus of the Press on Domestic Child Labor and Other Forms of Exploitation (ANDI, Editora Cortez, 2003)
  • Defend Your Rights – A Guide For Visually Impaired Citizens (Vidi Institute, 2003)
  • The Way to School – 10 Years Fighting to Eliminate Child Labor in Brazil (Souza Cruz Institute, 2002)

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