- Founded in 2000
- WfWP member since 2019
- Mission: To promote the women as a multiplier agent in the context of gender and environment, strengthening them socially, economically and politically, on behalf of the sustainability.
- Focus area: Brazil
- Level: local, national, regional
- Main themes: Gender, equity, environment, capacity building
- Beneficiaries: Women, grassroots communities and educators
- Staff: 7
- Volunteers: 100
- Members: 35
- Annual budget (average): €90 mln
The “Corredor Azul Programme” was officially launched in Brazil on August, 2018. Promoted by Wetlands International with the support of DOB Ecology and implemented in the Brazilian Pantanal region by Mupan - Women in Action in the Pantanal. The program aims to preserve the environmental health and connectivity of the Paraná-Paraguay wetlands system, both as a natural heritage for the livelihood and subsistence of local communities, and to promote sustainable development in the region.
Mupan is a leading partner in Brazil for the Women 2030 Program. The program aims to strengthen the capacity of local civil society organizations (CSOs: women, gender, farmers, workers) to promote the ownership and implementation of gender-sensitive SDOs in local, national and regional policies and projects. This, insofar as gender equity is central to poverty eradication and the implementation of SDOs. Women 2030 is implemented by a coalition of 5 international organizations (Women Engagement for Common Future, coordinates the program in its entirety, Gender Water Alliance, Global Forest Coalition, Women Environmental Program and Asian Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development), and is funded by the European Commission (DEVCO), The Program involves 52 countries in all continents, in Latin America, along with Brazil: Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Panama and Mexico
In 2017 Mupan together with Women 2030 partners sought to reach leaderships from Community Based Organizations through a National Workshop on Gender Sensitive SDGs. Through the workshop, CBOs now reach out to their respective urban and rural communities - indigenous, quilombolas, frontiers, coastal, family agriculture, solidarity economy, etc, utilizing methodologies for gender sensitive implementation of SDG targets, with Mupan assistance.
In 2015 Mupan implemented another initiative with both national and international projection: Pantanal Poética, an expedition that took 36 people for a journey through the Paraguay River - from Corumbá to Serra do Amolar, with the participation of Brazilian researchers, activists and musicians, Argentinians, Paraguayans, Bolivians and Dutch. The interactive day was designed to capture the creativity of the participants on socio-environmental problems and to raise awareness on the importance of the way of life of the population in the largest flooded area of the planet - the Pantanal. Workshops and actions were carried out with riverside communities, students and residents of the cities of Corumbá and Ladário. The results are available on www.pantanalpoetica.org, including the ten unpublished songs, video clips, photos and the history of the expedition, as well as the documentary and teaser subtitled in English. The teaser was selected to be screened during the opening of panels of the 8th World Water Forum, held in March 2018 in Brasília.
The Gender, Water and Environmental Education Training (GAEA) was carried out between 2013 and 2014. It provided 150 vacancies and was implemented through a new distance learning online education system. The website already in its first year got selected by UN Women to integrate the Compendium of "Good Training Practices for Gender Equality". The course, focusing on gender, water, and environmental education was agreed upon as a way to help increase women’s participation in water management and decision-making spheres. Carried out by Mupan in collaboration with the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul Brazil, the course included seven modules focusing on gender relations and equality in water management. Its main objectives were to increase women’s participation in decision-making spaces concerning water management, and, promote gender equality and opportunities for women to participate in water management.
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Mupan Networks and Collectives focusing on Gender and Water themes