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Comuníquese con nosotros

Three-year Program 2004-2006

 General Program

Education in Gender, Citizenship and Leadership

 The development of our activities is possible due to

the support of international organizations,

such as Novib/Netherlands,

Development and Peace/Canada, WAACC/England.

The General Program Education in Gender, Citizenship and Leadership is anchored on three inter-related programs that are strategies for a performance that would lead to concrete results: Formation, Educommunication and Institutional Empowerment.

The thematic axles that stand out in the practical action of the three programs are: Leader-Person / women in power positions (empowerment through self-esteem, conflict resolution in the public and private spheres) ; Human Rights and Diversity (gender, race/ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation); Income Generation, Citizenship and Sustainable Development; Influence on Public Policies; Building Service Networks to Prevent and Face Violence; Communication Action (inter-relation between education/communication, internal/external communicational management, ICT’s ); Articulation, Planning/Monitoring/Evaluation and Mobilization of Resources.

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Main Goals of the General Program
Education in Gender, Citizenship and Leadership

  •  To continue, in a qualified and updated manner, the internal and external qualification processes developed by RME, with a multiplying perspective, enabling the technical and political improvement, as well as the enlargement of the number of social actors and actresses committed to the search for the transforming citizenship: with ethics, equal distribution of income, gender / race-ethnicity / generation / sexual orientation equity.

  • To advance in the relationship between civil society and the State (Popular Government), keeping its autonomy clear, seeking to pressure and propose public policies founded on the structural battle against poverty, discrimination and violence.

  • Contribute to the battle against poverty, discrimination and social exclusion, through the qualification and supporting of the transforming leaderships in projects for the generation of jobs/income and for another type of development, in the perspective of solidarity social economy and of fair trade.

  • To strengthen the positive side of the ICT´s (new information and communication technologies), developing procedures, instruments, techniques and communicational channels, that make it possible to correspond to the formation of communicative political individuals, to the greater institutional visibility of RME, to the assertion of the debate on transforming citizenship in the public arena and to the challenges of working in a network, in the overcoming of the inequalities, shortening the geographic distances and strengthening the cultural diversity of the different groups, considering the irreversibility of the ‘Information Society’.

  • To consolidate the institutional development of the RME group (loom and weave), incorporating, to the managerial and social-political dimension, strategies that provide visibility to the social role carried out by the RME, the origin of its mission, with the goal to mobilize followers, collaborators and investors, national and international, that will lead to self sustainability

  • To make the strategic participation in national and international spaces, networks and forums stronger in order to achieve the strengthening of the Feminist Movement’s political proposal, and the empowerment of different segments from organized civil society, in the search for ‘another world’, built according to local, regional and global dynamics-and vice-versa.

  • To increase RME´s main public by gradually incorporating young and/or teenage, according to local and regional social demands, in a stage of new challenges for the Feminist Movement.

  • To work inside an institutional development plan, that leads to the creation of a consolidated system of planning, monitoring and evaluation of the undertaken actions, with clearness on the impact of the achieved results, without losing track of the limitations imposed by global economic policies.

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 The Qualification Program is directly related to the accomplishment of educational processes, in theory and in practice, together with multiplying leaderships- effective and potential, in urban and rural areas -, consolidating and improving continuously  the methodology of feminist popular education, whose implantation in Latin-America had the incisive participation of Rede Mulher. It is directed towards transforming citizenship in its plenitude, therefore considering ethics values, equal distribution of income and equity of gender/race-ethnicity/generational/ sexual orientation.

 The main themes embrace topics from the qualification of leader-person and human rights/diversity, to the generation of income / sustainable development and service networks in preventing and battling against violence.

 It happens in a dialogic form of educating that considers the local point of view in order to insert it in the global context. It seeks the liberation of the human being while taking action against the effects of an oppressive psychology, through a process of critical understanding which leads to the humanization and to autonomy, for the constitution of active-political agents – therefore, capable of organizing themselves and transforming history, which is permanently being built


  • To strengthen of Multipliers in Gender, Citizenship and Leadership from Rede Mulher de Educação, through the enlargement of feminine leadership training processes- effective and  potential – for a more even distribution of wealth and power.

  • To focus on feminine citizenship, taking into consideration gender, race/ethnicity, class, age and sexual orientation. 

  • To train potential and effective leaderships, in the rural and urban areas, seeking empowerment and the multiplying effect (occupation of the spheres of power, in order to move forward in the conquests).

  •  To promote the local as well as long-distance continuous qualification process of RME’s groups with which it prioritizes its actions.

  •  To strengthen women’s enterprising capacity to create productional activities, transforming abilities and talents into income, strengthening their self-esteem; identifying values, characteristics, abilities and qualities for the practical of an assertive  and transforming leadership.

  •  To deepen the relationship between gender, citizenship and institutional development of RME’s many projects and in the services performed by RME and other governmental, non-governmental and private institutions.

  •  To develop educational material that enlarges the multiplication capacity and diffusion capacity of the institution’s educational work inside of women’s associations, other organizations from the Brazilian social movement, private and public companies   

  • To carryout a primary test of the long-distance education based on materials elaborated by RME, as a reinforcement instrument for the continuation of the local training, considering the methodology developed and systematized by RME.

  •  To construct a virtual space for access and exchange of experiences.

  •  To improve the impact and the multiplication capacity of RME’s educational work, beginning with the systematization of the methodology of feminist popular education developed by the institution during its more than two decades of existence.

  •  To make possible the conditions for the development of the continued qualification process of RME’s educators, regarding the institution’s thematic axles, involving local and long-distance actions (see also the Educommunication and Institutional Empowerment Programs)

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 The term Educommunication expresses the tight inter-relation between the education and communication areas, and is based in the premise that they are inseparable. Therefore, all educational activities involving gender and citizenship, like the ones for strengthening the work in networks and institutional empowerment, contemplate the communicational dimension, in a permanent search for its first-meaning: to make a Common Action.

 This trajectory contemplates the internal and external dimensions expected in the communicative action, in other words managing the “common behaviour to which people commit to clear and shared goals” - for an effective process of transforming intervention. This is the basic foundation for any citizenship education project to be established in the public sphere.


  • To implement methodologies and tools directed to the inter-relation between education and communication, seen as a policy that permeates and strengthens people and their practical actions, internally and externally.

  • To foment communicative acting for the invigoration of the bond between local, regional and international networks, in the micro and macro environment – (inside of Rede Mulher – educative partners and focal groups, which multiplication actions and their outcome are prioritized -, national/international networks – and vice-verse, for an effective interference in politics.

  • To maintain a policy of production, dissemination and divulgation of materials, to increase the visibility and the external recognition of the  Rede Mulher ´mark`– which has been consolidated by the large experience in educative actions in gender and citizenship, as well as for its real public function in the progress of a fair and equal society. It seeks to reach a diversified public and to conquer new partnerships companies with social responsibility and State-, fundamental for the path to self-sustainability.

  •  To follow and use the benefits of ICT´s – new information and communication technologies -, as a privileged field for the advance of citizenship. For this, 3 complementary stages are considered: 1) Instrumental (domain of the operational techniques ; comprehension and recognition of formatting techniques; perception of the economical and political logics that influences the production, circulation and consumption mechanisms. 2) Critical View (recognition of the synergy among different types of speech) – words, sounds, images, animation etc. -, with one system contaminating the other and making a new product, which is the new order of the speech of the media, in which the meaning of the message is captured fully and no longer in a sequential order; the active perception of messages, considering the receptor as the re-maker of messages, meaning under the influence of social and cultural forces. 3) Intervention Mechanisms (creation of effective interference mechanisms - in the vehicles of mass media  and in the pertinent instances – and making good use of the media’s potential, in order to maximize the visibility and the advance of educative work for a more fair, ethic and equal world).


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The theme related to institutional development, that includes sustainability, was one of the central points of reflection, during the recent process of external evaluation, involving a male and female consultant, and a group of RME’s educative partner. It also was the main theme for the National Meeting of Evaluation/Planning, occasion in which were consolidated the guidelines for the Three Year Plan (2004-2006).

The program has as its main focus the structuring of an area for the mobilization of resources in all of its amplitude, seen as a one of the many actions necessary to institutional development: conditions and capacity to mobilize/generate and manage direct and indirect financial resources. It is important to also point out that the consolidation of the Institutional Empowerment Program is directly related to the continuity of RME’s other two strategies of action performance- Formation Program and Educommunication Program, in a dynamic in which the inverted point of view is also true: the formation and educommunication activities are only possible if there is a good institutional basis – and vice-verse.


  • To promote the improvement of the institutional development of the RME group (Loom/Weave), integrating the managerial, social and political dimensions, in an institutional empowerment perspective, creating conditions for a leap in the quality of the institution and in the partner´s performance, as well as a more effective fulfillment of its mission, by the means of:

    • Structuring the development area, that includes the Mobilization of RME’s- NGO – regarding larger projects, seeking investment to enable other actions, diversifying the sources for recruiting partners, increasing the importance of national partners, getting structured to capture local resources (not only financial resources, but also, services, qualified human resources, technologies, infrastructure, equipments).

    • Training of RME’s educative partners, aiming to achieve the construction of a system to monitor and evaluate projects, oriented by results and impact indicators.

    • Training of the focal groups and organization partnerships in fields related to institutional administration, strategic planning, including the monitorial and evaluation systems and the elaboration of indicators, generation and mobilization of local resources, in focal groups and in other important organizations that are connected to them, in a medium term-period (decentralization and multiplication), maintaining the balance between the Loom and the Weave, which gives an innovative character to this proposal.

    • Enrichment of the generation of resources, increasing and structuring in a more professional manner the advisories, obtaining contracts for the development of programs that have social responsibility with public and private companies (which already occurs in our country).

    • To deepen the relationship between gender and institutional development in RME’s many projects and in the services provided by RME to other governmental and non-governmental institutions.

    • To enable the continuation of the process of organizing a technical memory as a basis for the systemization, planning, monitoring and evaluation processes.

    • To make possible the conditions for the active participation of RME in networks, forums and national and international strategies, with differentiated degrees of involvement, in terms of representation as well as of group activities.