Location Japeri, RJ
Grantee 2016
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

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Fortalecimento Popular e Regularização de Associações Comunitárias em Japeri

Strengthening and Formalizing the Resident Associations To Give Visibility to City Demands

The city of Japeri, which became independent from Nova Iguaçu in 1992, has the lowest human development indicators (HDI) in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Little resources are invested in the municipality, presenting faulty infrastructure for its more than 95,000 residents.

FAMEJA is a federation that works with the public officials on the local, state, and federal level to help guarantee that the needs of its residents are met. The Federation also fosters cultural and sport activities in Japeri, promoting a higher quality of life for those who live there. Its “Fortalecimento Popular…” project will provide guidance and support for local associations to increase their impact in the municipality.

With support from BrazilFoundation, FAMEJA aims to:

• Provide legal support to help formalize 14 associations and launch new ones;
• Train leaders of the associations to increase their participation and influence in Japeri’s public affairs;
• Hold talks and courses to strengthen civil society in Japeri.


Support for 14 resident associations
Civil society strengthened
Greater civic engagement

“This project aims to strengthen the tools that would give civil society more power in public affairs.” – FAMEJA Team

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