‘Amulet’ Carnival Cultural Benevolent Association
Voice and turn: Afro-descendant behavior in the field of human rights
The association develops inclusive actions using art, music, culture, education and citizenship as a means to soften social exclusion of the vulnerable communities. Its target audience is youth, girls and women. It focuses on gender and race issues, through which the process of exclusion in strongly revealed.
Among the projects that have already been implemented, the ones that have more participants are: ‘Preservation of Popular Traditions’, which aims to keep alive the Afro-Brazilian cultural heritage; and ‘As a Matter of Gender and Race’, which works together with families in order to combat sexual abuse, domestic violence and human rights violations.
The organization’s mission is to contribute to dissemination, preservation and transversality of the African cultural and ancestral heritage, together with society through an inclusion and integration process. It is also to widen this social reconstruction of values which do not reproduce discriminatory stereotypes, prioritizing gender and race equality and respecting diversity in terms of ethnicity, religiousness and sexual orientation.
The organization is part of the following groups: Afro-descendant Women , Observatory of Racial Discrimination and Violence Against Women and LGBT , Afro World , Network of Women from Traditional Peoples and Program Afro-descendant Gold .
With the support of Brazil Fund for the project, the group seeks to combat discrimination, racism and institutional violence, considering the dimensions and life experience of lesbian Afro-descendant women of Salvador (Bahia).
The goal is to design strategies to foster human rights, citizenship and justice development in the emancipatory perspective of lesbian Afro-descendant women. Collective actions and mechanisms will be developed to combat sexism, racism and lesbophobia in Bahia’s society, as well as social, psychological, legal and pedagogical assistance to lesbian Afro-descendant women victims of violence.
By conducting seminars, meetings and producing promotional materials such as posters, business cards and brochures, the group estimates to directly serve 90 women and to guide about 200 other people during the activities.
Annual Call for Proposals