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Our guide is part of the project Women in Maré, supported by Birkbeck College, University of London, through Global Challenges Research Fund. It is the result of a partnership between the School of Social Service at UFRJ, linked to the Extension Project “Education in Human Rights and Prevention of Violence against Women in Maré", Women´s House of Maré and the Center for Research on Race and Law Birkbeck College.

 

 

 

This material addresses different dimensions and types of care on women's health, understanding that it is important to take care of our body and mind in the different phases and situations that we go through. It’s essential to know and access support networks and to, collectively, find the ways to deal with the events that cross our lives.

In this Guide, you will find basic information and different services available to take care of your physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health, as well as reflect on how to plan your aging. You will also find some ideas for preventing and coping with situations of violence against women or police brutality.

 

Acces the GUIDE here

 

 

 

The Women´s House of Maré is open to welcome your doubts and needs and to support you in the situations you are experiencing. It is a space organized by Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré, with the objective of strengthen the role of women in the changes we want to see and contribute to the improvement of the condition of their lives. May we read this Guide together and increase our engagement to improve the lives of women.

SUMMARY

 

LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING?

Am I depressed?

Have you ever heard of Harm Reduction?

Self-care is a relevant subject now a days. Why is it so important?

Another indispensable care is food.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IS? 

Have you ever heard of Family Planning?

“I had an unprotected relationship, I don't use contraceptive methods

and I'm afraid of getting pregnant. What can I do?"

You took the test and the result was negative. How did you feel?

You took the test and the result was positive. How did you feel?

DIFFERENT FORMS OF VIOLENCE

When we talk about sexual and reproductive health, a very important topic is obstetric violence.

Did you know that there are many myths about violence against women?

Police brutality, present in slums and peripheries, is another factor that profoundly affects women's health.

HAVE YOU ever THOUGHT that THE RIGHT TO PLAN YOUR aGING is ALSO A HEALTH ISSUE?

What is Social Security?

But, after all, what are the rights I will have if I join? 

 

PROTECTING YOURSELF FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

And now, a final message!

We hope this Guide can be useful for all of you, women of Maré! Share the information with your friends and family and we will strengthen ourselves together and collectively.

The main thing is to know that we are the ones who decide about our bodies and our lives. And that we need to take care of our physical and mental health to be well and happy!

And remember that, at Women’s House of Maré, we have open doors to welcome you. Contact us or come visit us!

Kind regards!

Women’s House of Maré Team  

Credits

General Coordination
Eliana Sousa Silva (Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré)
Miriam Krenzinger Azambuja (School of Social Service, UFRJ)

Research Coordination and Systematization of the Guide
Noelle Coelho Resende (Post-Doctoral Student of the Post-Graduate Program ESS / UFRJ)

Team elaborating the Guide at UFRJ
Giselle Moraes, Lilian Ramos S. Costa, Luzenir Fernandes, Tatianny Araújo
Apoio Administrativo: Gisele Martins
Graphic Design: Amapola Rios
Review: Elizete Munhoz Ribeiro

ESS / UFRJ Academic Supervision Team:
Elaine Moreira, Fabiana Ferreira Luiz, Rosana Morgado, Miriam Krenzinger Azambuja

Center for Research on Race and Law Team
Moniza Rizzini Ansari, Nadine El-Enany, Sarah Keenan

 

 

 

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