Anis develops a multidisciplinary and intersectional feminist architecture for advocacy. This integrates actions related to social and public health surveys, communication, political and community mobilization, and strategic litigation for social change. Thus, we aim to promote reproductive justice, citizenship, equality, and human rights for women and other vulnerable groups. We believe in social justice and equality in societies free of discrimination and violence of all kinds.
We are glad to share the activities that built our history. Here are some highlights of our journey.
Anis was founded
The ADPF (Claim of Non-Compliance with Fundamental Precept) 54 was proposed in defense of the decriminalization of abortion in cases of anencephaly, with support from Anis
The documentaries Habeas Corpus and Severina's story (Uma história Severina) were released
The documentaries A disembodied woman (À margem do corpo) and Four women (Quem são elas) were released
The documentary Alone and anonymous (Solitário Anônimo) was released
Anis took part in the group of experts at the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) public hearing about embryonic stem cell research
The documentary The house of the dead (A casa dos mortos) was released
Anis took part in the group of experts at the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) public hearing about the judicialization of health care
The first National Abortion Survey (PNA) was published. It received the Fred L. Soper Award, sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Strategic leadership with the ADPF-54, that guaranteed to all Brazilian women pregnant with anencephalic fetuses the right to terminate the pregnancy
The first Brazilian census of Custody and Psychiatric Treatment Hospitals (2011 Census) was published
The first census of prison population at the Women's Penitentiary of the Federal District, Brazil, was published
Anis took part in the group of experts at the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) public hearing about religious education in public schools
The documentary Zika was released
The second edition of the National Abortion Survey (PNA) was published
Strategic advocacy leadership at the Brazilian Supreme Court in defense of rights violated during the Zika epidemic
Maria Bonita expedition in Alagoas. We developed a map of the needs and rights of women and children affected by the Zika epidemic, in defense of a life with dignity
The documentary Hotel Laíde was released and the report Meninas fora da Lei: a medida socioeducativa de internação no DF was published
Strategic advocacy leadership at the Brazilian Supreme Court with the ADPF-442 petition for decriminalization of voluntary abortion up to 12 weeks of pregnancy
The documentary My abortion story (Eu vou contar) was released
The Festival for Women's Lives (Pela Vida das Mulheres) was promoted and, simultaneously, the public hearing about the ADPF-442 at the Brazilian Supreme Court
The booklet “Abortion: Why is decriminalization necessary?” was released
Technical support to implement the first telehealth service for legal abortion support
The booklet “Unwanted pregnancy in primary healthcare” was released in partnership with the Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine (SBMFC)
We want reproductive justice to be a main focus of social justice promotion in Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean. We envision all people being able to freely make decisions about their life plans, including if, how, when, and with whom to start a family or build relations of care, with the support of social and health policies. It is necessary to promote integral policies of access to information, health services, motherhood and childhood social support.
We want gender, race, class, and disabilities to be considered in every public policy, in particular during humanitarian and sanitary emergencies. For this, it is necessary to promote new narratives and policies based on care, interdependence, responsibility, and redress of social injustice, as well as the equitable distribution of resources for the life of all people.