Location Curitiba, Paraná
Grantee 2015
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Reconstruindo Vidas, fortalecendo vínculos

Multidisciplinary care for children and adolescents with HIV or victims of sexual violence

The state of Paraná has the highest rate of sexual violence against children and youth in the South region of Brazil, with 1,176 reported cases in 2014, according to the Department of Human Rights.  Associação Fênix attends around 20 victims of sexual or domestic violence each month in Curitiba. Founded in 2006, Fênix addresses human rights violations against children and adolescents while fighting prejudice against those with HIV / AIDS.

The project Reconstruindo Vidas, Fortalecendo Vínculos works with a multidisciplinary team to provide\ free recreational workshops, individual and family counseling, home visits, and legal assistance to at-risk children and adolescents  multidisciplinary care for victims of violence. Approximately 5000 families are registered to receive services from Fênix’s various programs.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the project will:

• Design an “Educommunications” center with tools that offers training workshops;
• Train 50 adolescents to lead a culture of peace that fights prejudice against those with HIV / AIDS;
• Strengthen personal and family connections;
• Provide multidisciplinary care to 80 children, adolescents, youth and their families.


•50 children and youth trained as leaders
•80 children and adolescents attended by social workers, psychologists, speech therapists, and lawyers


The experiences of the children, teenagers and parents show that this is the quickest and most effective way to leverage improvements in safety, life quality and familial relationships. -Valnério, farmer participating in the project

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