Criola is a NGO based in Rio de Janeiro. It was founded in 1992 by a group of Afro-Brazilian women from diverse backgrounds. Its mission is to enable Afro-Brazilian women, teenagers and girls to become agents for change in the struggle against racism, sexism, and homophobia, and work for the creation of better conditions of life for the Black population in Brazilian society. The main "lines of action" of the organisation include: black women's health; economic development - work and a living wage; human rights; political action and dialogue; and dissemination of information and publications. CRIOLA is also a member of Projeto Trama, an anti-trafficking consortium of four organisations in Brazil.