Conectas develops its activities through two programs - Global South and Justice - that interact together and encompass national, regional and international activities. The individual projects of each program aim to strengthen human rights defenders and academics in the Global South and to foster interaction between them, through collaborative networks. In Brazil, Conectas promotes advocacy, strategic and public interest litigation.
2008 International Human Rights Colloquium participants
The GLOBAL SOUTH PROGRAM aims to increase the impact of the work of human rights defenders, academics and organizations from the Global South (Africa, Asia and Latin America). It therefore develops education, research, networking and advocacy activities. The program also aims to facilitate access by Global South activists to the mechanisms of the United Nations (UN) and regional human rights systems.
The Global South Program consists of the following projects:
• International Human Rights Colloquium
• Sur – International Journal on Human Rights
• Foreign Policy and Human Rights
From 2004 to 2011, the Global South Program also carried out the Human Rights Fellowship Program for Lusophone Africa, which is currently being reformulated.