CEPIA was founded in 1990 in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The organization was founded by Jacqueline Pitanguy, sociologist and former president of the National Council on Women’s Rights and Leila Linhares Barsted, lawyer and former Research Director of the Brazilian Lawyers Bar. Both Jacqueline as Leila are known activists in Defense of Human Rights of Women. CEPIA has a mission to promote the expansion and realization of human rights and the strengthening of citizenship, especially of women, which in the history of Brazil, have been excluded from the full exercise of their rights. CEPIA acts to contribute to the strengthening of democracy, social justice and gender equality. To achieve its mission CEPIA is guided by the following principles: a) Respect for diversity of gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion; b) commitment to the strengthening of a pluralistic society, egalitarian, tolerant and democratic.
EMpower’s 1st grant to CEPIA supports the continuation and expansion of its work in implementing technology platforms (mobile app, social media, digital stories) to inform and train youth on their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), violence, and gender, and conduct workshops in schools.
Primary Location: Rio de Janeiro
Funded Since: 2016
Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.