We can also say: "we all win" or "you win-we win", in the most perfect translation for the meaning of the title, in English Win-Win, given to the meeting organized by the Ministry of International Cooperation and Trade of the Netherlands, Mama Cash and the Association for Women's Rights and Development (AWID), between 13 and 15 January 2015, in Amsterdam.
As part of the strategy to promote new perspectives on feminism and women's rights, using communication as a tool, the AH! THEN I'M A FEMINIST! Campaign launched in January the video March black women, as a mobilization for the event that will take place in November 2015.
The black women represent 25% of the Brazilian population, today they number 49 million people and one of the biggest problems faced by this social group is the issue of violence, access to quality healthcare and freedom and respect for the worship of African deities. According to Angela Gomes, one of the members of the March's organizing committee, 70% of black women are killed in the home and this is ignored by official data.
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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - FREE YOURSELF!
The ELAS Fund, in a phase of change, is always attentive to the new times and with the restlessness of someone who is constantly seeking to improve their work on behalf of women.
The Elas Fund was invited to present itself - as a success story - in New York during the week of September 22-26, as part of the dissemination of research on women's rights and relations with companies, carried out by the OAK Foundation, AWID and other partners. The first agenda at the conference, "Women's Moving Millions", was presented by Reuters. Representatives of major corporations were present, including the President of the Avon Foundation in the United States.
All 31 projects selected in the XIX Elas Project Competition, in partnership and co-creation with the Avon Institute's Speak Without Fear Fund, and institutional support from UN Women and the Secretariat for Women's Policies of the Presidency of the Republic, were present at the Dialogue held in Rio de Janeiro, from 23 to 25 September, at the Hotel Granada. The lectures were wonderful, the workshops very useful and the tables included important names from our media, advertising, the feminist and women's movement, the black movement, foundations, NGOs and the representative of our partner, the Avon Institute, Lírio Cipriani.
There was a lot of work, intense discussion, rich learning and fraternal conviviality!
And now the ELAS Fund is populated by the faces, voices and accents of the projects it supports!
Brazilian writer and feminist Rose Marie Muraro died last Saturday in Rio de Janeiro. A member of the Honorary Council of the ELAS Fund, she dedicated her life to equal rights for women. In 2005 she was recognized by the federal government as Patron of Brazilian Feminism.
The end of May marked the end of a dialogue on sexual and reproductive rights in Brazil. The event brought together women's organizations and networks specializing in the issue to analyze the challenges facing the country and the strategies that need to be developed to prevent setbacks and the loss of rights.
Self-care and an end to violence against activists. These were the themes that permeated the first national meeting on the well-being of women human rights defenders held in the first week of June.
D Durante a conferência do GIFE, foi desenvolvido painel temático sobre empoderamento feminino. Na ocasião, foi apresentado o filme Raising Girl uma realização da Intel. Já o debate contou com a moderação de Ana Maria Wilheim, cofundadora do Gife, Nilcéa Freire, representante da Fundação Ford, Paulo Mindlin, diretor do Instituto Walmart, Alessandra Ginante, presidente do Conselho Deliberativo do Instituto Avon, e Rosana Heringer Professora da UFRJ, colaboradora de AWID e Conselheira do Elas que apresentou dados preliminares da pesquisa Onde está o dinheiro para os direitos das mulheres no Brasil.