Cepia is a non-governmental, nonprofit
organization, dedicated to developing projects that promote human
and citizenship rights especially among groups historically excluded
from exercising their full citizenship in Brazil.
For this purpose, since 1990 Cepia has been conducting
studies, as well as, educational and social intervention projects,
and has been committed to sharing its findings.
Working from a gender perspective and within a
human rights framework, Cepia focuses on issues of health, sexual
and reproductive rights, violence and access to justice, poverty
Cepia organizes seminars, meetings and conferences,
dialoguing with feminists, social movements, members of the judiciary,
lawyers, legislators, medical doctors, health professionals, labor
unions, NGOs, opinion makers and civil servants responsible for
public policies, so as to broaden the debate on issues related to
Advocacy is also a part of Cepia's agenda
via the elaboration, monitoring and evaluation of public policies,
while maintaining an open dialogue with different social groups
and civic organizations.