Location Salvador, BA
Grantee 2017
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Hoje Menina, Amanhã Mulher

Leadership and Personal Development for Girls in the Outskirts of Salvador

The railroad suburb of Salvador is composed of 22 neighborhoods, residents of which earn up to only one minimum wage per month. With a population of 500,000, it has only one health center to serve the entire region. Research shows that the majority of the families living there are supported by women, many of which suffer various types of violence, which include that related to gender and race.

The Hoje Menina, Amanhã Mulher project organizes workshops in partnership with public schools to provide guidance and psychosocial training to girls between the ages of 7 and 16 who live in Salvador’s suburbs. The project will give them the opportunity to develop personal skills and potentials, and gain insight into other realities and ideas.

With support from BrazilFoundation, Renascer Mulher will offer:

• Meetings to discuss themes such as identity, financial education, sexual and reproductive health;
• Workshops for discussion and construction of life projects based on the experiences in the group;
• Coordination with the girls to realize a concert and film-showing at schools and in the community.

Impact

75 girls from Salvador reached
Prevention of violence and discrimination against women
Developing women’s leadership

“We want the discussion on girls’ rights to be a systematic discussion – at school, with the family, and everywhere in the community.” – Ligia Gomes, Organization Leader

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