Next Thursday, 31 March, at 14h, we will perform at the Municipal School Educator Paulo Freire, in the Quilombola Community Cross of the Girl, located in the municipality of Dona Inês, in the state of Paraíba, the conversation wheel "Gender dialogues: the importance of rural black female collectives".
The meeting takes place in the month in which the International Women's Day (8/3) and the International Day against Racial Discrimination (21/3), two dates that represent many struggles and are indispensable to talk about the guarantee of rights of the female population, mainly from the black women.
The conversation wheel will discuss the importance of rural black women's collectives and the 2030 for sustainable development, focusing on the Ods 05 Gender equality e Ods 10 Reducing inequalities. It is part of the activities of the SER Program – health, Education and Income, developed by Neoenergy, and carried out by us with the support of the Neoenergy Institute.
The guest of this issue is Mariah Fernandez, which has been working for more than twenty years in movements that represent the search for rights and representativeness of the black population. Member of the National Coordination of Articulation of Rural Black Communities Quilombolas (CONAQ) and the Collective of Rural Black Women Quilombolas, Mariah graduates in History, educator in the municipality of Currais Novos, in Rio Grande do Norte and a resident of Quilombola Boa Vista community, located in the same municipality.
Cruz da Menina is one of the communities benefited by the actions of the SER - Saúde, Education and Income, of Neoenergia, executed by us in two states of northeastern Brazil, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte.
Actions in the community seek expand learning opportunities and enhance quilombola culture, focusing on the access to quality water for human consumption and production; e, the expansion of family capacities, especially women's, through educational actions to promote citizenship and the generation of work and income.
The initiative includes the construction of a Quilombola Cultural Center. The space seeks to strengthen the handicrafts, rural tourism and local cuisine, entrepreneurship and the role of women.