Conectas, CAAF and Mães de Maio launch project for justice and memory of victims of state violence in Brazil
Initiative is supported by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and covers four Brazilian states
Mães de maio em evento na Faculdade de Direito da USP. Foto: Gabriel Guerra/ Conectas
Conectas, in partnership with the Independent Mothers of May Movement and the Center for Anthropology and Forensic Archeology at the Federal University of São Paulo (CAAF/UNIFESP), launches a project to strengthen the fight for justice and memory of victims of state violence in Brazil. The objective of the initiative – which receives support from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) – is to expand access to the rule of law for the families of these victims, especially black women, and guarantee the rights to truth, memory, justice and the non-repetition of atrocities.
The project will focus on the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Ceará over the next two years and will develop training activities in forensic anthropology, human rights, advocacy strategies and process documentation.
The families of victims of state violence in Brazil, some of them represented by the Mothers of May Movement, have been targets of violence and seek to preserve the memory of their loved ones while fighting for recognition and justice. The project aims to promote a dialogue between academic knowledge and the knowledge produced by mothers, strengthening the human rights movement in the country. The initiative aims to guarantee justice and memory for victims of state violence.