The Women and Economy Institute – imuê – is a Brazilian-based collective of women researchers with long-term bonds with women activists around the country, including teachers and educators, grassroots leaders in rural areas and urban peripheries, and in indigenous and maroon communities.

We are an all-women organization, run horizontally as a collective based on feminist principles. We have structured our work by assigning functions to each of its 16 members within 5 teams: a) management, b) research and projects in partnership, c) publications, d) events and courses, and e) fundraising. All our institutional decisions are taken jointly in monthly meetings.