Last Friday (16), the Casa das Marias was inaugurated in Peruíbe, on the south coast of São Paulo. Conceived to welcome, guide and professionally train women victims of domestic violence, the project is a partnership between the Humanitas360 Institute and Somos Marias, a service network created by judge Danielle Grandinetti, of the 2nd Court of Peruíbe, to forward cases of violence against women in the city. Grandinetti met Patrícia Villela Marino, president of H360, when they both received the #Rompa award, given in 2021 by the Court of Justice of São Paulo to initiatives to combat violence against women. Now, they bring together in a single project the efforts of public authorities and civil society for the promotion of citizenship.
The inauguration was celebrated with a ceremony held at the Courthouse of Peruíbe, where, besides Grandinetti and H360’s director Higor Cauê, authorities such as the president of TJ-SP, judge Ricardo Mair Anafe; the executive-secretary of Justice and Citizenship of the state, Raul Christiano; the city mayor, Luiz Maurício; the judge of the 1st Court of Peruíbe, Guilherme Pinho Ribeiro, and the prosecutor Orlando Brunetti, from the Public Prosecution Service of the State of São Paulo, who supports the initiative, were present. Afterwards, the guests went on to a gathering at the Casa das Marias, named by the local judiciary as the Domestic and Family Violence Against Women Annex of the District of Peruíbe – Judge Antonio Carlos Malheiros, in honor of the judge who died in 2021.
The space will be equipped with multidisciplinary care, with legal counseling, social assistance and psychological monitoring. In addition, the space has a workshop of the Tereza brand, a social business responsible for training women in textile and handicraft techniques, in addition to working on the development of products and their subsequent commercialization, promoting income generation and employability.