Local Partners in Brazil
GESTOS, Grupo Curumim, and Coletivo Mangueiras are working together in Recife, in northeastern Brazil, to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health by training healthcare and educational professionals, expanding partnerships with local governments, and building youth leadership and activism. They are creating a model health center for adolescents, complemented by online resources to empower youth throughout Brazil.
GESTOS specializes in HIV/AIDS education, and participates in public policy dialogues to raise awareness at the local, national, and international levels. Locally, it provides social services, therapy, and legal aid to people living with HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections, and campaigns to promote condom use.
Grupo Curumim strives to advance sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights for women. Its work includes supporting legal abortion services for victims of violence and the inclusion of midwives in the national health system. Grupo Curumim also trains young people and educators to advocate for social justice and gender equality.
Coletivo Mangueiras is a national collective of youth activists representing diverse communities including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals; Afro-Brazilians; indigenous populations; people living with HIV/AIDS; and women. It uses social media and online collaboration to raise awareness about youth sexual and reproductive health needs and rights.
CEPIA, based in Rio de Janeiro, has focused on women’s rights—including sexual and reproductive rights and eliminating violence against women—for 20 years. It is known for its well-received public media campaigns about women and HIV/AIDS, and its research and publications.
CEPIA works with health and educational professionals in low-income areas of Rio de Janeiro to improve sexual and reproductive health for adolescents. Currently, CEPIA is developing a mobile app to enable young people to access information and easily find sexual and reproductive health services where they live. CEPIA will form a larger youth network for health education and activism, and will work together with our collaborative partners in Recife.
Coletivo Mangueiras - Jovens Feministas por Direitos Sexuais e Direitos Reprodutivos
Rua dos Médicis, 68
Boa Vista, Recife, PE 50070-290, Brazil