At the global level, progress has been made on women's rights. In Brazil, 91.7% of legal frameworks that promote, enforce, and monitor gender equality under the SDG indicator, with a focus on violence against women, are in place.

However, there is still work to be done in Brazil to achieve gender equality. 26.2% of women ages 20 to 24 were married or cohabiting before age 18. In 2018, 6.5% of women aged 15-49 reported experiencing physical and/or sexual violence from a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months. In addition, women and girls over the age of 15 spend 11.6% of their time on unpaid care and domestic work, compared to 5.2% for men.

The gender inequalities are obvisouly reflected in the sport practice. In Brazil, there was a decree (law 3.199 of 1941) until 1979 that prohibited women from practicing a number of sports such as athletics, wrestling, water polo, and soccer, considered to be masculine sports. as male sports. According to data from UN Women Brazil, at puberty 49% of girls abandon the practice of sports and a girl's self-esteem tends to fall twice as much as that of boys. In this way, Thus, they are increasingly limited and deprived of opportunities that opportunities that promote the occupation of spaces that are socially constructed as being of male domination.


Supported Project 

In 2022-2023, L'OCCITANE Brazil supports the Empodera association, whose mission is to empower young Brazilian girls and women through their participation in sports programs.

The project aims to develop methodologies and training that, through educational sport, promote equal rights and opportunities between people, the empowerment of girls and women, and the reduction of stereotypes and gender-based violence.

In this sense, Empodera aims to bring the practice of sports to minority groups, especially girls and young people in situations of social vulnerability, promoting the democratization of these activities and having a positive impact on the lives of the people and communities that benefit from them, as well as changing the social scenario.

The mission of this project is to contribute to the empowerment of Brazilian girls and women, in their diversity, so that they can exercise their full potential and rights, using sport and body practices as a tool. 

Some Figures

Budget 2,940 euros

Goal 350 beneficiaries