Donors and partners


Conectas is grateful to its current main donors:
  • Fundação Ford
  • OAK Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • The Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Peixoto e Cury Advogados
  • Heinrich Böll Stiftung
  • Special Fund of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT)

We also thank the support, in 2014-2015, of: 
  • Channel Foundation 
  • Comissão Européia
  • International Development Research Center - IDRC
  • Instituto Betty e Jacob Lafer
  • The Talheimer Foundation
  • Embaixada dos Paises Baixos
  • Fundação Carlos Chagas


Conectas Human Rights believes in working collaboratively and maintains a number of partnerships with other national, regional and international organizations. It currently participates in the following networks:
Conectas also actively participates on civil society councils that monitor human rights violations and the application of public policies in the areas of prisons and immigration:
National Human Rights Council
Conectas is an alternate member of the CNDH (National Human Rights Council), linked to the Human Rights Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, and which purpose is the promotion and defence of human rights through preventive, protective, reparatory and punitive actions against conducts and situations that threaten or violate these rights. Representative: Camila Asano. Mandate: 2016-2018
CNPCT - National Committee to Combat and Prevent Torture

Conectas is member of CNPCT, linked to Justice Ministry to help combat torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in detention facilities, by proposing actions and programs geared towards the eradication of torture in Brazil, by monitoring administrative and judicial investigation procedures and by following through on the recommendations resulting from inspections made at detention centers. Representative: Rafael Custódio. Mandate: 2016-2018

CASC – Committee on Civil Society Monitoring of Immigration and Asylum Actions 
This is an official body linked to the National Justice Department to promote dialogue between civil society and the State on immigration issues in the country. CASC is comprised of 18 organizations that work in the field and it advises on public policies, programs and actions for the sector. 
Community Council of the Judicial District of São Paulo

The Community Council is a body created by the Prison Sentence Enforcement Law, which guarantees social control of prison policies. The councils exist in every judicial district where people are incarcerated and they are responsible for monitoring prison sentences, through visits and reports, until the reintegration of the prisoners into society. Representative: Rafael Custódio. Mandate: indeterminate
COMTRAE - Municipal Commission to Eradicate Slave Labor
The São Paulo Municipal Commission to Eradicate Slave Labor, the first of its kind on a municipal level in Brazil, is a mixed commission whose goal is to unite different sectors of society around developing public policies to eradicate slave labor in the city of São Paulo. Conectas has been a member of COMTRAE since February 2014 and has a two-year mandate, which is renewable for another two years. The Commission reports to the Municipal Department of Human Rights and Citizenship (SMDHC), via the Coordination Office for the Promotion of Decent Work.

Intersectoral Committee of the Municipal Policy for the Immigrant Population in the city of São Paulo
Body set up in August 2015 (Municipal Decree No. 56,353) by São Paulo City Hall's Policy Coordination for Migrants in order to prepare policy proposals for the resident immigrant population in the city. The Committee's work is aimed at defining the objectives, guidelines and principles of public policies for the migrant population.