“At Conversa de Preta we bring women who are invisible both in their neighborhoods and in the mainstream media. It is women who help the communities, sometimes taking money out of their own pockets. All I want is for them to see each other. I want women to recognize each other”, says Dina.
At 55, Dina Lopes knows well what invisibility is, because, for a long time, she was there. The experience of suffering gender inequality and racism herself has made her open the way, between social movements, to fight and be visible. Somehow, she is also part of the mirror that she wants to reveal. “When I have visibility, I enable other women to have it. I bring them with me when I stand up”, she explains.
Project: Mulheres de Si: Ensuring Sexual and Reproductive Rights
People directly benefited by the project: 200 women and 12 men.
Via Mulher Organization, through the project, has developed a TV show segment for the local Public TV (channel 10.2), as part of the Conversa de Preta Program, on the Citizenship Channel of Salvador /Kirimurê Tv, reaching more than 3 million people. The purpose of the segment was to discuss topics related to women's sexual and reproductive health. In addition, with the arrival of the pandemic, the group supported other organizations in the distribution of staple food baskets to women in vulnerable situations.