Graça was born in Mozambique and pursued studies in brazil. Since the eighties, she has been involved in the work with youths and has continously brought positive change to Maputo and Mozambique in a larger scale. In 2004, Graça Samo joined Forum Mulher as Executive Director. Forum Mulher is a network of organizations working on women’s rights and gender equality, a very active and vocal organization in Mozambique. During her mandate, she enlarged the mittee and got international recogntion for her fight for gender equality.