Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação CEPIA

Homepage  in portugese

Linked with Jacqueline Pitanguy – Brazil.

Homepage in english;
News; Medias; Programs; Projects; Courses /Trainings; Staff; Links;
Address: CEPIA, Rua do Russel 694/201 Gloria, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brasil, zip code: 22210-010;
Contact.

Named in english on different sites, as:

  • - “In 1990, she (Jacqueline Pitanguy, Brazil) founded CEPIA – Cidadania Estudo Pesquisa Informação Ação – a nongovernmental organization based in Rio de Janeiro, and has served as its director since then. CEPIA conducts research on gender relations and advocacy work mainly on violence against women, access to justice, and reproductive health. Since 1997 CEPIA has been the co-secretariat of the Civil Society Forum in the Americas, which aims to strengthen civil society, building common strategies among NGOs with different agendas … (source watch).
  • - Jacqueline Pitanguy says in an interview on CEPIA: … Cepia was one of the first NGOs to advocate for the establishment of centers to work with female victims of sexual abuse. We have been working since 1993 to build such centers and ensure that they are functioning properly. Today, they are a reality. One of our main accomplishments has been the creation of an intersection between the areas of violence and health by establishing bridges between the professionals in these sectors that do not usually communicate with each other. We have trained physicians, nurses, and health professionals working in emergency hospitals of Rio de Janeiro to give the initial care, such as immediately providing emergency contraception to female victims of sexual violence instead of referring them to maternal hospitals as they used to do. Today, Rio’s big emergency public hospitals have trained staff and posted signs made by Cepia and the Municipal Department of Health, indicating what should be done in such cases. We have also been working on the other side of the issues by training the police. Since 1996, Cepia has also been coordinating a course for medical students during which the students debate issues such as human rights, gender equality, and race discrimination. We also hold yearly workshops called the “International Program of Women’s Human Rights” to train men and women working in the fields of health and security … (full interview text).

And on their website in portugese: Nossa Missao: A Cepia é uma organização não governamental, sem fins lucrativos, voltada para a execução de projetos que contribuam para a ampliação e efetivação dos direitos humanos e o fortalecimento da cidadania especialmente dos grupos que, na história de nosso país, vêm sendo tradicionalmente excluídos de seu exercício.


Neste sentido, a Cepia desenvolve, desde 1990, estudos e pesquisas, bem como projetos de educação e intervenção social com a preocupação de difundir seus resultados, compartilhando-os com amplos setores da sociedade.

Trabalhando com a perspectiva de gênero e no marco dos direitos humanos, a Cepia tem privilegiado em sua atuação as áreas da saúde, dos direitos reprodutivos e sexuais, da violência e do acesso à justiça, da pobreza e do trabalho.

A Cepia organiza seminários, encontros e conferências, dialogando com movimentos sociais, juristas e operadores do direito, médicos e profissionais de saúde, sindicalistas, ONGs e responsáveis por políticas públicas e formadores de opinião para ampliar o debate em torno de questões de sua agenda de trabalho.

A Cepia desenvolve também ações de advocacy atuando na proposição, acompanhamento e avaliação de políticas públicas, mantendo constante diálogo com atores sociais diversos.

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