Conectas 2017 Annual Report

Conectas publishes document on the principal activities achieved.

With every year, it becomes increasingly challenging to ensure basic rights in Brazil. The fight for human rights has become synonymous with combating the high risk of setbacks, rather than with promoting social and democratic advances. In the first few days of 2017, the country was again the stage of a series of violent prison rebellions, echoing previous scenes and once again shocking the world. It ended the year witnessing the terrible impacts of the humanitarian crisis that hit Venezuela and caused a migratory influx at the Brazilian border with the country, in Roraima. In the meantime, renewed attempts to undermine the ‘black list’ for slave labour were unleashed and indigenous populations and quilombolas faced the threat of the STF (Federal Supreme Court) timeframe.

The adoption of a new legislation that includes the humanitarian reception of migrants, however, provided some respite and was the fruit of a lengthy struggle by immigrant communities and civil society. All this in a year when the country had to report to the UN on its human rights situation.

Conectas was active and present in all these moments.

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