Our story

About the group

The Brazilian Women’s Group was created in 1995 by a group of women interested in discussing the issues of being an immigrant woman from Brazil in this country.

The Group is now composed of women of various ages and professions. They have different roles in the community, such as grandmothers, mothers, housewives, house cleaners, waitresses, students, beauty consultants, baby sitters, educators, and health professionals.

The BWG is located in Allston and receives structural support from the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS).

The Brazilian Women’s Group is a non-profit organization funded by the National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH) in partnership with Tufts University, Boston Women’s Fund, Resist and University of Massachusetts Lowell.



The mission of the Brazilian Women’s Group is to promote political and cultural awareness and contribute to the development of the Brazilian community, open to all interested women.


  • To participate in actions that value and promote respect for cultural differences;
  • To support the work of entities that represent and work with the Brazilian community;
  • To participate and support the fight for immigrants’ organization, political awareness, and human rights;
  • To promote community organizing and the development of community leadership;
  • To fight against any and all forms of discrimination, prejudice, humiliation, and disrespect towards the Brazilian community, its culture and language;
  • To promote the engagement of the Brazilian community with the American society, and with other community groups.


  • To discuss the role of the Brazilian immigrant women in society;
  • To provide support to the Brazilian families living in Greater Boston;
  • To be an information vehicle to the community;
  • To help the community in their search for solutions to their problems;
  • To promote cultural activities for the community.

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