AMOTRANS-PE (Pernambuco Transvestites and Transexuals Coordination and Movement)

For a school free from transphobia - Wake up Recife!


Objectives and target audience

Educational work aimed at the municipal schools of Recife to raise awareness on institutional violence, which is responsible for the high rates of school dropout of transvestites and transsexuals.

Main activities

  • Intervention in municipal schools.
  • Dialogue with the Municipal Department of Education.
  • Workshops.


Brazil is the world champion in what regards LGBT rights violations. In this universe, transvestites and transsexuals are in first place as the segment with the most violated rights and one of the sectors that suffer the most school evasion. Research made by the Federal University of Pernambuco shows that 80% of the transvestite and transsexual population in the state, but more specifically in Recife, is excluded from schools due to institutional violence. Among their most significant challenges there is the impossibility of using their social name in school documents or using bathrooms according to their Trans person gender. They also suffer bullying and have their gender identities ignored.

About the organization

Amotrans-PE was founded in 2008 with the mission of fighting prejudice, discrimination, and all hate crimes through actions aimed at reducing risks, gaining visibility and rights. It is formed by Transsexuals and Transvestites and its most important mission is to confront institutional violence in schools, which leads to the evasion of many Trans people.

Funding Line

Annual Call for Proposals



Total Granted

R$ 38.200,00


12 months

Main Themes

Right to free sexual orientation and gender identity

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