Location Salvador, BA
Grantee 2015
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Hoje Menina, Amanhã Mulher

Combating Violence and Discrimination Against Women in Ferroviário, Salvador

Founded in 1998, the organization aims to promote autonomy of and the personal, social, political and economic development of black women and resident communities in the outskirts of Salvador. The goal is to improve the quality of life and financial independence of these women and promote equal rights.
The Ferroviario suburb of Salvador comprises 22 low-income neighborhoods where families earn on average only minimum wage. There is only one medical facility to attend to all 500,000 residents in this region. Women are the head of households in these neighborhoods, and are subjected to various types of violence, many related to the cultural inequalities regarding gender and race.
Partnered with public schools, the project offers girls, adolescents and youth guidance and psychologic al counseling to prevent the discrimination and violence against women. Founded in 1998, the association supports personal growth and independence in black women as well as their political and economic empowerment in the low-income communities of Salvador.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the project will:

• Support personal growth in girls, youth and women;
• Combating gender discrimination and all forms of violence against women;
• Support efforts that prevent STDs and unwanted pregnancies;
• Expand social and political participation;
• Assist youth and women dropouts to return to school;
• Train leaders to become civically involved in public policy accountability

IMPACT

Training leaders
Youth and women dropouts returning to school
Preventing discrimination and violence

“The main goal of this project is to give girls opportunities to grow so that they can understand the social reality and problems of where they live.” -Renascer Mulher Team

Photos @brazilfound on instagram