AN URGENT SOCIAL PROBLEM
Migrant populations are often excluded from society and face situations of prejudice and distrust. Communication difficulties, lack of documentation, and ignorance related to their rights hinder access to the formal labor market and lead to precarious work and income.
MIGRATION IN BRAZIL
More than 1 million migrants have arrived from 2010, mainly from Latin American countries, almost half of them are women.
Most of them do not have higher education.
Less than 30% of the formal jobs are occupied by women among the migrant population.
Most of them earn less than men performing the same activity.
ARCA works in three areas of positive impact:
All participants (migrant women) receive a fixed commission to produce the photographs regardless of whether they are selected for the catalogue or sold. - By expanding the training program to social entrepreneurship skills, including wedding and birthday party photography, the participants developed more economic options and autonomy.
The participants develop a social network and friendships during the training, lowering feelings of isolation and loneliness. - They receive support from the group regarding personal, professional, and cultural challenges which are common among migrant communities. - The training and photography production improve their ability to express themselves and explore their own feelings.
The promotion of the images increases the visibility of the migrant group as a form of cultural exchange activity with the community raising awareness of the issues faced by the migrant women and challenging gender and cultural stereotypes.