Odara Black Women’s Institute
Minha mãe não dorme enquanto eu não chegar (My mother won´t sleep before I arrive home).
Objetivos e público prioritário
Raise awareness of five communities on the outskirts of Salvador about the damages and impacts caused by police violence and drug trafficking in the lives of adolescents, young Black men and their families through training workshops on human rights, public incidence and legal instruments for the resistance and protection of families and young people.
Advocacy actions in order to sensitize congressional representatives and public officials about the alarming number of teenagers and young Blacks victimized by violence.
Strengthening actions with women, adolescents and young Blacks to work in networks of solidarity and protection in communities.
Disseminating information in elementary, middle and high schools to foster reflection, prevention, involvement and mobilization.
Statistics provided by the Brazilian Center for Latin American Studies (Cebela) show that among every three people murdered in Brazil, two are Black male teenagers between 15 and 24 years old. Brazil has made progress concerning the protection of children from zero to 12 years, but this has not happened in relation to adolescents. There is the need of specific programs (education and work training, as well as support to families) for young people between 12 and 18 years old, and other actions to get them ready for the labor market. Today, homicide is the leading cause of death of young people between 15 and 29 years old in Brazil, especially of young Black male residents of the suburbs and metropolitan areas in urban centers, as shown by the Map of Violence 2014. In this scenario, there are still many gaps in the framework of public policies. One aspect that is overlooked by public policies is related to the impacts caused by violence against adolescents and young adults in the lives of mothers and families of the victims. There is very low tolerance and acceptance from both the public opinion and institutions.
About the organization
The organization’s mission is to strengthen the fight against racism, sexism, lesbophobia and all forms of intolerance to ensure freedom, autonomy and a good living of Black women and their families.
Black Women from the North and Northeast Network
FOPIR - Promotion of Racial Equality Forum.
ARTICULATION OF ORGANIZATIONS OF BLACK BRAZILIAN WOMEN - AMNB
Lai, Lai Health Network.
Black Women's Network of the State of Bahia.
Planning Committee for the Awid Forum.
Violence against youth (2016)