Brazil, a country in dispute
Assessoria de comunicação Terra de Direitos
The election, inauguration, and commitments signed with the eld of human rights in the early months of 2023 by the new government management, under the command of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, brought hope to human rights defenders and advocates in Brazil. Especially because the country has lived a retrogression overwhelming in recent years, in particular, by the articulated policy that was internationally denounced for the dismantling of organs, social programs, and instances of popular participation during the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PL).
The creation of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples, the development of a new stage of the Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Legal Amazon, the resumption of the Food Acquisition Program (PAA), and the re-establishment of councils with the participation of civil society – as the National Council of Traditional Peoples and Communities - among other measures are important signs of commitment to the new government to human rights.
However, the eld to guarantee rights and overcome social inequalities is dry: Both of the violent answers that have been given by conservative groups within the territories in the face of any attempt to advance, as well as the strong presence of talks in the instituted powers, especially the Legislative Power.
In this material, we bring a picture of how the struggle and defense of human rights have been complex in Brazil.
Ações: Human Rights Defenders
Eixos: Human rights policy and culture