The overall objective of CESE’s Racial Equity Program is to promote racial equity in Brazil, by strengthening organizations and leaders in the social movements, particularly in the black movement, who are engaged in tackling the racism, discrimination and poverty that affect the black population, as well as developing CESE’s work in these areas.
The Program’s specific objectives are:
• To contribute to the institutional development of organizations in the black movement;
• To strengthen leaders from black organizations in collective action, aimed at fostering structural changes in Brazilian society based on assumptions that link racial and gender equity to transformational development;
• To contribute to the development of themes related to advocacy within the social movements, in particular the black movement, such as communication for advocacy, public policy, sustainability, gender and race relations, and others.
Through financial support and Institutional Development training activities 11 organizations have been supported (2011-2013), benefiting more than 2500 people in the Northeast of the country.