Black Women Moevement of Sorocaba – SP
Coping with Domestic Violence and the legal aspects of the Maria da Penha Law as an instrument to defend, guarantee and value life
Objetivos e público prioritário
Training women from Sorocaba and the city’s metropolitan region to learn about the legal forms of protecting and defending women focusing on the Maria da Penha Law, with the purpose of training women to multiply the legal apparatus available for the protection and defense of women’s rights.
In Brazil, according to a survey carried out by Perseu Abramo Foundation, one in five Brazilian women declare having suffered some type of violence carried out by men. In most cases, the perpetrators of the assaults are boyfriends, husbands or companions who disrespect and violate the human rights of their girlfriends, wives or partners. Domestic violence is an undeniable manifestation of inequalities between men and women and the excessive power held by men.
About the organization
The Momunes – Sorocaba Black Women’s Movement is a civil society organization which purpose is to promote social assistance, human rights and the democratization of basic values and equity, seeking to reduce all forms of violence and discrimination, contributing to the inclusion of the diversity of Afro-descendent culture in educational and citizenship actions. It was created from the individual initiative of the social activist Mazé Lima, when she perceived the existing gap in Sorocaba of an organization focused on women’s empowerment, which contemplated the Afro-descendence aspect. It started its activities in May 1997 with a choir, singing African culture songs in an African dialect, composed mainly of Black women, taking the African culture to the most diverse environments of the city and of all the metropolitan region of Sorocaba, including to the capital of the State of Sao Paulo. It became a public utility service in 1999, when it was recognized as a civil society organization, fighting racial, gender, social, and any other type of discrimination through female empowerment.
- Women Reference Center.
- Public Defender's Office.
- Caps 3 / AD 1 - Treatment / Follow - up.
- Caps Joy of Living 1 - Treatment / Follow - up.
- Creas / Sorocaba 6.
Annual Call for Proposals