Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.
Direito Pra Todas (Rights for All Women)
Published on May 12, 2020 um 22:07
Type of Enterprise
Year the ngo or company was founded
Explain your project in details:
We are a non-profit informal organization, created in April 2020, that reunites 10 Law students, 2 Psychology students and 1 female doctor specialized in public health in order to provide young girls in public schools with information about what are and how to protect their rights. Our idea is to go to schools in the most peripheral areas of the city (and the cities nearby) to talk to the girls about domestic abuse, rape, harassment, labor and maternity rights, among other subjects, showing them where they can find professional help in case of one of those rights gets violated and to help deconstruct concepts of victim blaming. As we are students, we intend to invite professors of our University and external professionals to help us construct a useful and assertive content, consulting specialists to make sure that the way we will present the project to the girls will not bring up any trauma which we will not be able to help with (this is the main reason why we have psychology students among us). We will also talk about sexual rights, early pregnancy and the free contraceptives available in our public healthcare system (SUS). Our goal is to give these students the means to achieve more autonomy and control over their lives, knowing what to do in case something like this happens to them.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
As we started the project in April, during the coronavirus pandemic, we were not able to go to schools and materialize the program. We already did some planning meetings online to divide tasks and collect material to our program, but the project will start its activities only when the classes return, after the social isolation.
Sustainability and future plans
We plan to start officially in March 2021, the beginning of our school year, and we already have three schools in our waiting list. Furthermore, we hope to reach about 10 different schools just in our city, totalizing more than 200 girls in one semester. Our goal is also to formalize the project in a partnership with our University, helping us reach even more schools and to have the official permission of the Municipal Secretary of Education.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am a young 19 years old girl, originally from Barão, a small city in the countryside, where I was raised by my mother. Even though we did not have many financial resources, she did everything to make possible for me to enjoy several cultural activities and involve myself in voluntary activities. When was time for me to go to high school, she also did not measure efforts to gather the necessary documents so I could enter a better public school in another city. There I could involve myself with even more projects, such as a philosophy debate group, a gender study group, research projects and in the end I was able to develop my very own project, a website where people could register crime complaints to help other people know the most dangerous areas in town (I tried to do a partnership with the State Secretary of Security, but because of bureaucracy regarding the programming rules of the website I was not able to accomplish that). Today, I am Law student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, where I participated as a volunteer in a project to provide legal assistance to low-income people between 2018 and 2019, and now I have a research project about the carrers of Supreme Court female ministers in Latin America and Europe and the chalenges that they face to reach this position being women.