The British Council is supporting the development of a gender equality framework for Higher Education, Science and Technology Institutions in Brazil. The Brazil Gender Equality Framework for Higher Education Institutions aims to act as a catalyst, instigating long-term systemic and cultural change to tackle discrimination, remove exclusionary practices and policies and change behaviours within higher education and research in Brazil.

Despite the diligent work of individual higher education institutions and sector organisations, systemic discrimination continues to exist globally, with specific dynamics in different locations. An in-depth and intersectional understanding of inequality, discrimination and exclusion is required to achieve cultural change.

UK and Brazilian institutions have worked in collaboration under the Women in Science: UK-Brazil Gender Equality Partnerships Call (2021) to identify key elements for local adaption, context-specific realities and required tools and processes to make it viable, relevant, and impactful in Brazil.

The result of these efforts is the Brazil Gender Equality Framework for Higher Education Institutions, released in October 2022, available for free download below in English and Portuguese.