The movement’s strength comes from the thousands of members that are dedicated to the fight for better housing across Brazil. These members are deeply involved in every aspect of housing production — from planning and design to physical construction and governance. Many have dedicated years of their lives to the movement even before they receive housing themselves, participating in organizing and protesting for the right to high-quality, secure housing. On this page, you can hear stories of empowerment and about what makes this movement so critical from the members themselves.
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Women are integral members and irreplaceable leaders of the movement. Representing 80% of the movement’s membership, women’s efforts in advancing the fight for adequate housing in Brazil have been fundamental. Through self management, women reached several achievements, leaving dangerous and unstable housing conditions, acquiring higher levels of education, gaining construction and management skills, and obtaining better jobs. Women across Brazil give this movement strength and inspire other women to do the same.