Women go safe project
Leading to choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women
Follow up of the national policies to combat violence against women
Advocacy in women´s human rights
Siga Bem Mulher Project or (Women go safe) developed by Cepia is a partnership with the Special Secretariat for Women´s Policies from the Fedparceriaeral Government of Brazil, Petrobras and the Caravana Siga Bem Caminhoneiro (Trucker go safe Caravan). Its main goal is to inform truck drivers from different parts of Brazil about violence against women on an preventive way. Among the issues addressed are Maria da Penha Law (the new national law on violence againts women), the 16 days of activism for the end of violence against women and the white ribbon campaign. Click here to view photos of this project.
This project is being developed by CEPIA with the support of WLP– Women's Learning Partnership and its main goal is to train a group of 8 women facilitators in order to disseminate principles and concepts of the publication Leading to choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women to a broader number of women, including adolescents, students, teachers from the Municipal Education Secretariat, community health professionals, religious groups and members of paper picker associations.
CEPIA has been
presenting diverse educative projects for distinct public, directed
toward the reflection on the advances and the existing obstacles
in the Brazilian society in that the citizenship of about women,
detaching the diffusion of the national legislation and the international
instruments of protection to the human rights. Amongst these projects,
the annual course of formation in women´s human rights is
distinguished that, in 2007, will incorporate pupils of Angola
This project has as objective to
answer the urgent necessity of establishment of systematic and
continuous joints between the services directed toward the attendance
of women victims of violence. It is being placed in partnership
with the SPM and the CEDIM/RJ.
This project includes a set of activities
such as: promotion and participation in events, spreading in the
media of the women´s rights technical assistence for the
elaboration of law projects, national and international articulations,
networking, all having as objective to improve the situation of
the women in Brazil.
of Educational Videos About Health and HIV/AIDS Project
of Professionals of health to attend Women Victims of Sexual Violence
This project is developed through
a large research on the support given by the Ford Foundation in
the period 1990 - 2002 to projects that combat VAW
in eight countries: South Africa, Brazil, China, Egypt, United
States, India, Palestine and Russia. The results of this project
will be published in a book entitled "Violence Against Human
in the International Context: Challenges and responses".
The project Women´s Citizenship
was part of the Regional Pilot Program for Prevention and Support
in Interfamilial Violence Against Women. From June, 2000 to
September, 2002 CEPIA, with support from the State Human Rights
Secretariat (SEDH), the Interamerican Development Fund, and
the United Nations Development Fund for Women, carried out this
project in the community Vila do João, located in Complexo
da Maré, Rio de
The objective was to introduce
the discussion about questions relating to gender and domestic
violence in the community, to facilitate the access of the women
in the community to the full exercise of their rights, and help
them confront domestic violence.
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PROJETO CIDADANIA DAS MULHERES: Balanço das atividades
CEPIA has visited various Rio de
Janeiro Municipal Health Centers, alerting them about the necessity
of using condoms during sexual relations.
This intervention is done while
the women are waiting for consultation in the health units, as
well as, in the municipal obstetric nursing wards through the
showing of six videos produced by the institution. These videos
have as a central theme Women and HIV/AIDS Prevention.
The videos are followed by a debate
about the questions raised in the audiovisuals, with an emphasis
on sexuality and gender relationships.
This project has the support of
the Health Ministry. The realization of this
project was done in partnership with the Federal University of
Rio de Janeiro Social Service School. The students worked in the
waiting room of the health units under the guidance of the professors
Ludmila Cavalcanti and Luciana Zucco.
During one year of activity
we have been able to reach approximately 5000 women, and with the
renewal of the partnership with the Health Ministry we will be able
to give continuity to this work that serves to motivate safe sex.
In 2001, on the basis of projects that
come developing since 1995, the CEPIA, in accord with the National
Advice of the Rights of the Woman, current State secretary of
Human Rights - SEDIM, developed the Project Human Violence Against
the Woman and Rights: a proposal of qualification of policemen.
In this accord, CEPIA accomplished in
2001 the Human Rights Meeting X Violence against Woman: Acting
in the Qualification of Policemen, congregating representative
of 19 groups and deriving institutions
of 11 Brazilian states, that acts the fight against the
violence of sort of form to define a qualification model
to be implemented in diverse states of the federacy.
Some groups that had participated of this
Meeting already had initiated its works in the states of
Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Alagoas e Bahia. Worried
about the perfectioning of the politics directed toward
the protection and defense of the women, CEPIA is still
a part of the Commission of Security of the Woman of the
state of Rio de Janeiro.
This initiative had continuity in the following
years, and, in the period of 2005-2006, CEPIA co-ordinated
an ample project of qualification of policemen in diverse Brazilian
In the health area, CEPIA worked in partnership
with the City department of Health of Rio de Janeiro, training
142 professionals of the team and created
a Net of Services to atend the Victims of Sexual
Violence, including 6 hospitals of emergency and 6 maternities.
An important result of this project was the
creation of a net of Services of Attendance of the Victims
of Sexual Violence fortifying the joint work of diverse hospitals.
This project produced the
Cartilha Violence against woman -
A defense guide, orientation and support;
destined to the users of Net SUS with the relation of the addresses
of the health services that to the women and girls take care
of victims of sexual violence.
“Colas de bolso” destined
to the doctors, it contents norms
and techniques of the Health Department for these cases.