Conectas exists to preserve, implement and extend human rights.

More than a non-governmental organisation, we are part of a lively and global movement that continues in the fight for equal rights. Connected via a broad network of partners, spread across Brazil and around the world, we are always available, and we participate in various decision-making debates that advance the path of human rights from the Global South perspective. We work to secure and extend the rights of all, especially the most vulnerable. We propose solutions, avert setbacks, and denounce violations to create transformations.

Our Mission

To enforce and promote human rights and combat inequalities to build a fair, free and democratic society from a Global South perspective.

Our Vision

To address injustices and propose solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives, particularly the most vulnerable in society.


Throughout its existence, Conectas has perfected strategies to face setbacks and promote more rights

Act internationally

Partner and collaborate

Take legal action

Advocate and influence

Communicate and engage

Our History

A Brazilian organisation acting nationally with global relevance


Since January 2006, Conectas has advisory status with the United Nations (UN). Since May 2009, has observer status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, and since February 2022 é an observer organization at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Network and Partners

Conectas believes and values ​​collaborative work and establishing partnerships. It is currently part of the following networks


Conectas also actively participates in civil society councils that monitor human rights violations and implementation of public policies in prisons and migration

National Council of Human Rights

National Committee to Prevent and Combat Torture

Municipal Commission for the Eradication of Slave Labor

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