Fátima Pelaes serves as the Co-Chair for the Brazil Israel Allies Caucus.
Fátima Pelaes, Federal Deputy, is a representative for the state of Amapá in the Brazilian Parliament. Amapá is located in the Amazon region.
A sociologist having actively participated in student movements. In 1990 ran for election for a seat in the Chamber of Deputies, with the following agenda: social assistance, employment and income generation in the context of public policies on mining and infrastructure (roads and ports), and also standing out in the enshrinement of socially marginalized groups rights (especially children, adolescents and women).
With 30 years of public life and and 20 years in the Brazilian Parliament, Fatima stood out as the rapporteur of the “Organic Social Welfare Law”, which now benefits millions of Brazilians and for bringing forward the Federal Law number 11,942/09, which ensures the minimum assistance to mothers who are confined in jails and their children under seven and also Law number 10,421/02 that guarantees maternity leave to adoptive mothers. Consolidating a personal trademark and an one of a kind mandate, based on faith and courage to move on despite adversities.
In this legislature she is the President of the “Committee on Labor, Public Service and Administration” and the “Committee on Mines and Energy”. She participates in various caucuses, among these she is President of the “Parliamentary Front in Defense of the National Labor System, Employment and Income”, Vice-Chairman of the “Congressional Front for Family and Life Support” and a member of the “Evangelical Bench” in the Brazilian Parliament, and also Caucus Chair of the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF).
In 2011 she was elected Chairman of the female segment of the country's largest political party, PMDB , where she has worked to bring more women into politics, thus contributing to achieving a more equal society.