Location Serrinha, BA
Grantee 2016
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Jovens Mulheres Rurais: Participação e Cidadania no Sertão da Bahia

Strengthening the Initiatives of Young, Rural Women Working to Influence Public Policies

Rural women in Brazil have fewer social and economic opportunities and rights. Furthermore, they traditionally have little say in the public policies that are enacted in their communities. Youth leaders have an important role in the fight against these inequalities, especially in rural communities where they are poorly represented by the local powers.

MMTR works to promote gender equality, justice, and a higher quality of life for women. Their project will strengthen and train young, rural women working for greater female representation in public policies

With support from BrazilFoundation the Association will:

• Train 28 young, rural women as political activist multipliers;
• Mobilize young rural women and local organizations around a political platform that supports women’s rights;
• Spread awareness among 420 youths and rural women on rights

Impact

Empowering young, rural women as leaders
28 rural youth working in women’s organizations and political forums
420 young women learning about their rights

“Our project hopes to support and strengthen leadership in young, rural women activists… encouraging their civic engagement and respect for their rights.” MMTR team

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