The programs of CEPIA are
developed through different activities such as: courses, researches,
events, action of advocacy, publications, amongst others.
Check below the main Programs.
Rights, Access to Justice and Violence Against Women
Sexual and Reproductive health and rights
Society Forum of The Americas
Seminars and Meetings
assesses public policies with the intention of proposing,
monitoring and evaluating the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary
Power's implementation of the women's movement demands and
the international commitments assumed by the Brazilian State.
CEPIA develops education activities addressed
to diverse social, governmental and non-governmental sectors
with the following objectives: empowering women in their struggle
against discrimination and gender violence, divulging international
and national tools for the protection of human rights, and
sensitizing public powers to the need of implementing social
Applying a gender perspective and within a human
rights framework CEPIA develops activities and courses intended
to train and perfect the skills of public safety and justice officials,
concentrating the debate on issues of democracy, citizenship, access
to justice, and sexual and domestic violence.
CEPIA is part of national and international
networks, and collaborates with other NGOs and governmental entities
to promote women's citizenship rights and define strategies for
the struggle against discrimination and gender violence.
studies with the intention of proposing, monitoring and evaluating
public policies having as framework demands from women's movements
and international commitments assumed by the Brazilian State.
CEPIA organizes undergraduate courses for
medical students of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
- UFRJ , introducing ethical, human rights,
citizenship, gender and power issues to the health debate.
CEPIA develops education activities through
TV and radio spots about sexual and reproductive rights, focusing
on the issue of HIV/AIDS prevention among women.
CEPIA works with health services, medical associations,
and national and international networks that develop strategies
to guarantee reproductive and sexual rights.
Develops programs of qualification and sensitization
in human rights, gender, violence and citizenship for Health
professionals of Rio de Janeiro, in joint with the State department
of Health and other agencies of public health.
CEPIA also develops programs to capacitate and sensitize
health professionals on issues related to human rights, gender,
violence and citizenship rights. These projects are developed in
partnership with the Health Department of Rio de Janeiro
CEPIA is part of national and international networks
of reproductive health advocates.
1997, CEPIA and the Center for Health & Social Policy,
a North American NGO with expertise in the fields of health
and social justice, with 26 NGOs leaders from 13 American
countries founded the Civil Society Forum of the Americas
with the aim of promoting social justice, solidarity and
equity. The Forum assembles NGOs in the region with diverse
agendas and attempts to develop joint strategies to face
The Forum, whose secretariat
was exerted by the CEPIA until 2000, has for mission to promote
justice, solidarity, social justice,
equity and solidarity, through the participation of NGOs in the
public policies of the region.
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, to broaden the debate
on issues related to its agenda.
CEPIA's staff actively participates in national and international
meetings, monitoring and contributing to the debate on health,
gender, human rights, justice and equity and are part of the Board
of various national and international organizations.
Program for Training and Capacity Building
Picture of the first course , 2003. From
left to right, Rosane Heringer, Leila Linhares Barsted, Fabíola
Rodhen, Lilian Celiberti, Jacqueline Pitanguy and Maria Elvira
Vieira de Mello
The program has as a central concept the necessity
to invest in the diffusion and amplification of knowledge aiming
to strengthen the arguments and practices of individuals and organizations
so that they will be able to better defend the human rights of
women. Thus, this course aims to address the urgent need to have
up to date and high quality instruments to face the setbacks that
threaten women’s human rights, and above all, to respond
in innovative ways to the challenges that face the expansion of
these rights, and to diminish the distance between laws and social
Class of 2004
The program intends to educate on sociological,
juridical and strategic concepts, present well succeeded initiatives,
and discuss strategies for the advancement of knowledge, social
indicators and public statistics on human rights.
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