Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
Católicas pelo Direito de Decidir
This description of Maria José Rosado Nunes's work was prepared when Maria José Rosado Nunes was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Maria “Zeca” José Rosado Nunes is promoting freedom of choice for Brazilian women concerning their sexuality and reproduction by incorporating religion into the feminist movement. Through Católicas pelo Direito de Decidir (Catholics for the Right to Choose), Zeca is working with Catholic women on the political and historical context of Catholic doctrine; spreading knowledge about this political and historical context; working with social movements; and is using media and education to initiate a national public debate about gender and religion.
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