Forum DCA

Luta Viva Project (The Fight is Alive Project) Confronting homicides in adolescence


Objectives and target audience

Make the fight against youth killings a priority on the government’s agenda.

Main activities

  • Participate in the meetings of the Committee for the Prevention of Adolescent Homicide.
  • Facilitate workshops with adolescents.
  • Participate in meetings with authorities and/or councils.
  • Campaign in social media.
  • Produce thematic t-shirts.


Fortaleza, the country’s fifth largest capital, has the highest rate of homicide during adolescence, according to the IHA – an index that measures this type of death. In 2015 alone, according to the Department of Public Security and Social Defense, 387 boys and girls aged 10 to 19 were killed in the city – an average of more than one death a day. Data from the Committee on the Prevention of Homicide in Adolescence show that the murders are concentrated in four neighborhoods: Vicente Pizon, Grande Bom Jardim, Barra do Ceará and Jangurussu. The victims, most of the time, are Black men between 13 and 15 years old. They generally dropped out of school at least six months before they died.

About the organization

The DCA Forum emerged in the early 1990s. It is a group composed of non-governmental organizations and militants working in the area of ​​childhood and adolescence. It is a democratic space dedicated to the articulation and mobilization around the rights of children and adolescents. Its main goal is advocacy to demand that the state fulfills its role developing public policies.

Funding Line

Annual Call for Proposals



Total Granted

R$ 40 mil


12 months

Main Themes

The rights of children and adolescents

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