Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Grantee 2015
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

Desenvolvendo e aperfeiçoando metodologias para fortalecer a proteção de defensores de direitos humanos no Brasil

Supporting and Protecting Defenders of Human Rights

Justiça Global is a non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect human rights in Brazil and abroad. In 2013 they identified 241 death threats made against human rights defenders in Brazil. Justiça Global’s work and publications have resulted in the creation of national policy that protects industry professionals and in the development of the Human Rights Defenders Program, which has more than 210 participants.

Justiça Global was guided by the Irish organization Front Line Defenders to implement a unique strategy of protecting activists that involves risk analysis. Together with this strategy, Justiça Global applies methods from its own protection manual, created through its own research, to protect human rights defenders in Brazil.

With support from BrazilFoundation, the project aims to:

• Develop a method to protect human rights defenders who have received threats in Brazil;
• Elaborate upon its protection manual for human rights defenders;
• Hold a training workshop for human rights defenders;
• Inform the public on the importance of the work of human rights defenders and social movements for Brazilian democracy.

•10 members on technical team trained
•210 participants benefited

“The vulnerability of human rights defenders in Brazil is urgent and requires immediate action to protect and guarantee their lives.” Cristina Cravalho – Director, Justiça Global

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