According to UNESCO, Non-Formal Education is “Education that is institutionalized, intentional and planned by an education provider. The defining characteristic of non-formal education is that it is an addition, alternative and/or a complement to formal education within the process of the lifelong learning of individuals. It is often provided to guarantee the right of access to education for all. It caters for people of all ages, but does not necessarily apply a continuous pathway-structure; it may be short in duration and/or low intensity, and it is typically provided in the form of short courses, workshops or seminars. (…) Non-formal education can cover programmes contributing to adult and youth literacy and education for out-of-school children, as well as programmes on life skills, work skills, and social or cultural development.”
In 2010 I’ve started to expand my work in sexuality connecting to human rights and LGBTQIA+ activism. Within Carmo Gê Pereira, i started making workshops and open sessions and discussions with young people, young adults and other activist and social workers.
It was in 2017, with Outside In – Transforming Hate project that I expanded my work to non formal education, gathering more tools and knowledge that allow me to continue a work of passion in educating for transformation and for possibilities of acting and engaging in a world inclusive of every body, capability and encounter.
From 2018 onward I’ve been doing trainings not only in sex-education, but also in hate-speech, intersectionality and creating change.
Non-Formal Education Trainings:
This training is one of the fruits of the Outside In + project, a long-term European project between partners in Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Ireland and Finland, funded and supported by the Erasmus Plus program. It consists of 12 hours of training, divided into 2 days in the morning (3 hours) and afternoon (3 hours), and with breaks for coffee and lunch. In the first six hours we begin by analyzing the structure that allows and reinforces the discourse of hatred, so that recognition allows transformation. In the second part, various types of hate speech and recognition tools are analyzed. On the second day, we worked on tools to manage, manage and transform hate speech and create outputs for space and our organizations / collectives to prevent and manage Hate Speech behaviors. Training, with tools and models of Non-Formal Education, encourages the active participation of all participants.
This training is other of the fruits of the Outside In + project, a long-term European project between partners in Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Ireland and Finland, funded and supported by the Erasmus Plus program. It consists of 5 hours of training with coffee breaks / lunch break. We start by exploring in a group what is a safer space for learning and how to attain a space where responsibilities are shared in maintaining it. Afterward, we analyze the social structure that allows and reinforces the discourse and behaviours of hatred that cause the need of safer spaces, so that recognition allows transformation. Training, with tools and models of Non-Formal Education, encourages the active participation of all participants.
This training is another fruit of the Outside In project, a long-term European project between partners in Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, Ireland and Finland, funded and supported by the Erasmus Plus program. It consists of 7 hours of training, divided into 1 day in the morning (3 hours) and afternoon (4 hours), and with breaks for coffee and lunch. We dive into the notion of gender identity and gender norms, expression and In the first six hours we begin by analyzing the structure that allows and reinforces the discourse of hatred, so that recognition allows transformation. In the second part, various types of hate speech and recognition tools are analyzed. We also create tools for uunderstanding how the different intersect of identities affects us and creates further damage when victims of hate speech, and how can it be an empowering tool. Training, with tools and models of Non-Formal Education, encourages the active participation of all participants.
A training that can be given from 3 hours up to 12 hours (2 days), covering the topics with less or more deepness. We will examine the needs, field of action and potential autonomy for the creation of an education programme for adults that is pro-sex, inclusive and critical, and takes into account identity layers (body diversity, gender, desire orientation, sexual and relational), as well as pleasure and accessibility, the places of the desired and desiring body (self-eroticism, visibility, representation and autonomous construction of desire).
Invites its participants to think about forms of knowledge production and reproduction, important topics to focus, supports and alliances for producing an educational project or training, bearing in mind the expansion of audiences.
At the end we discuss what an inclusive programme of sex education for adults should be like and what alternative forms of sustainability might be there for such a project.
A 3 hours training that sets an approach to consent beyond the yes/no and focused on pleasure and communication. Open t young adults and adults, to everyone who wants to dive into their own body, expectations, and desires, and wants to obtain tools for communicating consent, and all the above.
A training for activists, social workers and institution workers about the right to pleasure, visibility, tools for communication and defining boundaries and language. It can take between 3 to 6 hours, depending in how deep the group wants to dive.
Several Sessions with Lugares de Encontro – Support and Capacitation Group for monoparental families about selfceare, self love, pleasure and diversity, Ecos Urbanos, São João da Madeira
CES Summer School The Pluriverse of Eco-social Justice – Day 3 – Caring and the City – Workshop collective cartography of visions to care for the City – CES Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Coimbra
Several sessions with Manas – Women and Nonbinary users Mutual Support Group about Pleasure and Sexuality, Lisbon
18/03/2022 Lecture SEX-schooling – Education for Sexuality and Diversity – Colégio Novo da Maia, Maia
Sex Education and Diversity Session, Fernando Pessoa School School Health in UCC Oriente of ACES Lisbon Central, Lisbon
Webinar “The importance of talking about sexuality with young people”, “Feminisms and intersectional practices in times of (dis)confinement” by Feminist University, UMAR ARTEMIS Project ART’THEMIS+ , UMAR VIVA Project, Online
Feminist Ecologies of Knowledges II Winter School – Knowledge and Practices for Citizenship – Workshop | Protection, Care, Pleasure – WINTER SCHOOL OF THE EPISTEMOLOGIES OF THE SOUTH RESEARCH PROGRAM AND GENDER WORKSHOP – CES Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Coimbra
16-17/03/2019 – 2 days Training in Intersectionality and hate Speech, co-trainer with Bruno Cadinha, in cooperation with HaMoment and CCOP – CCOP, Porto, Portugal
15/10/2018- 1 day Training in Intersectionality and hate Speech, lead trainer, co-training with Lu Santos, in cooperation with Associação Ponto I, HaMoment, Junta de Freguesia de Matosinhos e Leça da Palmeira – Junta de Freguesia de Matosinhos e Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos, Porto, Portugal
20/09/2018 – Intersectionality and creating a safer space, co-training with Bruno Cadinha and Lu Santos, in cooperation with Bloom Associação Sócio Cultural, Arcil – Lousã, Portugal
17/06/2018 – About Pleasure, in cooperation with Ljubljana Pride – Ljubliana, Slovenia
16/06/2018 – Queer inclusive sex education, in cooperation with Ljubljana Pride – Ljubliana, Slovenia
7-8-9/02/2018 – Sexual education for all from a sex +, critical and autonomous queer perspective, Auto-gestion Cerda – Activity integrated in the Program of Independent Studies of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain
7/07/2017 – Ecosexuality and sustainable relationships, City+, Porto, Portugal
25/08/2016 – Sex Positive Sexual Education for Youth and Young Adults, in cooperation with Rede Ex-aequo, Camp Week, Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, Portugal
9/07/2015 – Sex Positive Sexual Education for Youth and Young Adults, in cooperation with Associação Ecos Urbanos, Youth Week in São João da Madeira, São João da Madeira, Portugal
2017-2019 – Tot: Erasmus+ Outside IN: Transforming Hate, International training on Transformation of Hate in Youth Work Setting – Organizers: Peace Institute Finland, Ljubljana Pride Slovenia, Ha Moment Portugal, Interfaith Scotland, NYCI Ireland.
17-23/07/2018 – Training One Last Chance! to develop competences on conflict management and transformation – Organisers: NGO Nectarus, Ha Moment
17-24/06/2018 – Erasmus+ KA2 Inclusion in Youth Work: Competence for Inclusion in International Youth Work – Study Visit to Ljubljana Pride Festival 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Organizer: Ljubljana Pride
3-10/03/2018 – Erasmus+ KA2 Inclusion in Youth Work: Competence for Inclusion in International Youth Work – Study visit in Finland, Gender sensitive youth work, Helsinky, Finland, Organizer: Rauhankasvatusinstituutti ry /RKI
15-16/10/2014 – 11ªAwareness Action to ILGA Volunteers, Lisbon, Portugal – Organizers: ILGA