See the other projects of the Justice Program at Conectas:
- Access to Medicines
As a member of the Working Group on Intellectual Property of the Brazilian Network for the Integration of Peoples (GTPI/REBRIP), Conectas develops legal actions primarily aimed at minimizing the negative impacts of the intellectual property protection system for pharmaceutical products on access to medicines in Brazil. Carried out in partnership with other NGOs, the activities are intended to guarantee the right to health and access to medicines through legal proceedings, research, seminars and national and international advocacy.
- Black Woman's Right to Health
From 2007 to 2010, Conectas, in partnership with Geledès – Black Women’s Institute, developed the pilot project “Black Women’s Right to Health in Brazil”, for the purpose of combating racial and gender discrimination and guaranteeing women dignified health treatment.
The main results of the project, which was supported by the European Commission, were: (a) the training of more than 110 women in a poor neighborhood of São Paulo on issues of gender, race and access to health; (b) provision of training courses and production of educational material; and (c) creation of a Rights Center in São Mateus.Learn more.
- IBSA Project
Between 2007 and 2009, in addition to the projects mentioned above, Conectas organized the comparative study “The Justiciability of Human Rights – a comparative analysis: India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA)”.
The research had two primary objectives. The first, to evaluate the role played by the constitutional courts, in the three countries, in the promotion and protection of human rights. The second objective was to provide legal professionals and fundamental rights´ centers with a comparative report on the rulings and strategies so lessons can be learned and shared, with the ultimate goal of improving the protecting human rights.
The results of the research, that had the support of Ford Foundation, were presented in a seminar at the Law School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, in Sao Paulo, in March 2010. Learn more.