Building Movements 2023

by | Jul 12, 2023 | News 0 Comments

Dialogue held with representatives of the groups selected on Building Movements 2022

With a record number of entries, the call for proposals selected 72 initiatives by cis, trans and other trans women from all regions of the country.

On Monday (10) we published the results of Building Movements 2023 - for solidarity, justice and democracy. The seventh edition of our largest call for proposals saw a record number of applications: we received 1,687 completed forms - almost double the number registered in 2022. This represents a 94% increase in the number of registered organizations.

Selecting the initiatives was a challenging process, carried out by a selection committee that spent a month poring over the proposals. After careful analysis of all the criteria, it was possible to arrive at the result of 72 groups selected - a larger number than originally planned.

We were able to increase the number of supporters and include more initiatives by cis women, trans women and other trans-identities who work tirelessly for the social transformation of the country. For the founder and general director of ELAS+ Giving for change , Amalia Fischer, the expressive numbers in this edition are a reflection of the new moment the country is going through.

"The theme of this year's call for proposals was strengthening democracy, along with the pillars of solidarity and justice. This is because we believe that in order to effectively have a democracy we need to strengthen civil society organizations, especially women's movements, which have been crucial to this moment of renewal of democratic agreements that we are experiencing. The record number of applications shows how they need to have access to resources, because they are fundamental to building a fairer, more supportive and democratic Brazil" - Amalia Fischer

Getting to know the groups

Once again, Building Movements has shown its strength and capillarity by receiving entries from all regions of the country. Initiatives from 22 states were included, 27 in the Northeast, 19 in the North, 16 in the Southeast, five in the Midwest and five in the South.

Regarding the profile of the leaders, 75% of the projects selected are led by women who declare themselves to be black. There are also 30 leaders from the LBTI+ community, 16 indigenous leaders and 11 projects led by people with disabilities. This data makes it possible to observe intersectionality in practice and reveals the plural performance of women in their respective territories.

Diversity is also present in the themes and audiences reached by the selected projects. There are works aimed at black people, indigenous people, traditional peoples, immigrants, lesbians, people with disabilities, sex workers, anti-prohibitionists, entrepreneurs, people living with HIV/Aids, survivors of the prison system, gypsy peoples, intersex people, trans-identities, doulas and midwives.

The full list with the names of all the selected groups can be found here. As the weeks go by, we will also publish an explanatory summary of all the initiatives that have been selected.