WeWorld has been working in Brazil since 2008, in particular in the State of Cearà, in the Northeast, in the fields of education, gender rights and equality, socio-economic development and health.
Over the years, we have established strong relationships with 28 municipalities in the region of the Sertões Cearenses, as well as an extensive experience in the areas of the Grande Fortaleza, of the Central-southern regions and of Cariri.
The activities related to education stem from the Distance Support projects to further expand to other programmes, in partnership with civil society organisations and local actors. The education model we promote is to be understood in a broad sense and adapted to the specific needs of the context. It, therefore, includes the defence of the rights of women and children and the fight against domestic violence. Furthermore, we carry out capacity-building actions for local organisations as well as training encounters aimed at the educating community. In addition, we encourage the active participation of the community in decision-making processes on issues relating to education and the rights of women, children and adolescents.
Finally, we promote interventions within municipal schools to address and fight against violence by involving, for example, educational institutions and community centres to improve the skills of teachers and educators in the field of conflict mediation and of the fight against abuse of girls and teenagers.