Empower Women Through Sustainable Skills

by IPÊ - Institute for Ecological Research
Empower Women Through Sustainable Skills


Offer women of remote areas where nature is rich, but life conditions are harsh, the chance to learn skills such as embroidery and patchwork that will improve social and environmental conditions.

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Brazil is a leading country in biodiversity though nature has not been sufficiently valued. Human conditions are tough and many face hardships. Women, in particular, have little exposure to education, though they are the ones who transmit values to their families and social groups. The project focuses on offering women the opportunity to learn new skills that portray species in handmade goods to be sold in Brazil and abroad. This is a win-win concept, as both nature and humans benefit.


Courses and workshops are to be offered to the women of the 4 main regions where IPÊ has been actively working in environmental matters: Pontal do Paranapanema and Nazaré Paulista, São Paulo; Superagui Island, Paraná and Anavilhanas, Amazonas.

Long-Term Impact

Integrate conservation with human practices by offering opportunities for local women to develop hand-made goods that portray the region's endangered plants and animals.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


IPE – Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas
The Wildlife Trust

Organization Information

IPÊ - Institute for Ecological Research

Location: Brasília, DF - Brazil
IPÊ - Institute for Ecological Research
Suzana M. Padua
Project Leader:
Suzana M. Padua
Brasília, DF Brazil

Funded Project!

Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $490 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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