At 17, living with her father and taking care of four siblings, Samaha had her first sexual intercourse with her boyfriend who was six years older. The only time she had unprotected sex, she got pregnant. An unintended pregnancy. Indirectly forced by the events to an early marital union, she suffered postpartum depression and soon saw her boyfriend start a relationship with someone else...a 13 year old girl.
Many years after definitively leaving home with her daughter, after going through the abyss of drug addiction herself and re-encountering her mother, Samaha found an older man, the one who would later be the father of her other two children. She thought it would be safe, but he also had violence in his hands.
Project: Yes, we can!
People directly benefited by the project: 500 women and 82 men.
The project “Yes, we can!”, by the Crochetando Empoderando Collective, was designed to expand the debate in the Southern Coastal Territory of Bahia on sexual and reproductive rights in order to stimulate improvements in actions and public policies that contribute to providing universal access to sexual and reproductive health and qualify the demand, by expanding access to information on the subject for adolescents and women living in that area. A large part of the activities were carried out while crochet workshops took place, in a mix of dialogue and handicraft. The project also established a partnership with other groups and continued in dialogue and articulation with several groups of women to further reverberate the actions and information.