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Terra de Direitos commemorates that it has been working since 2002 with collective and community demands, in partnership with social movements, recognizing them as active subjects in social processes and in the various struggles for rights.

Making a financial contribution to Terra de Direitos means sharing the principles we defend and acknowledging the importance to society of our public interest legal aid.

Why donate?

When you support our organization, your contribution will be used in:

  • Undertaking training, strategic litigation and advocacy activities;
  • Preparing legal opinions, studies and reports to inform analysis of public policies, legislation and other strategies;
  • Carrying out human rights strategic litigation, with the aim of building arguments and jurisprudence capable of being of benefit to collective struggles for rights in Brazil;
  • Arranging local, national and international spaces for civil society articulation, as well as promoting actions aimed at human rights training, advocacy and accountability.

Find out more about Terra de Direitos’ work: take a look at our emblematic cases

How to donate

Most non-profit Brazilian organizations count on support from government and/or private funding to develop their work. Making an individual donation is an opportunity for people who are not linked to institutions to contribute to human rights defence. It’s very easy to donate, click the button below:

What we defend

Terra de Direitos believes in people’s sovereignty and supports the collective struggles of social movements, peoples and communities for the recognition and guarantee of rights.

It understands that democracy and social justice are fundamental for building a free, fair and fraternal society, especially in Brazil – a land of many peoples, cultures and identities.

It is convinced that it is only through the interdependence and intersectionality of human rights that progress can be made both in recognizing rights and redistributing access to them.

It believes that democratization of access to land, whether urban or rural, is paramount for ensuring the dignified reproduction of life, given that land is the source of our subsistence, our shelter and based on which we form our individual and collective identities.

It fights for the building of territories free from exploitation and which have collective social practices both in rural areas and in cities, based on the principles and tools of public interest legal aids.

It works for full access to justice, demanding a legal system that reflects the diversity and plurality of Brazilian society.

About Terra de Direitos

Terra de Direitos is a Human Rights organization working to defend, promote and seek enforcement of rights, especially economic, social, cultural and environmental rights (ESCER, or Dhesca in Portuguese).

The organization came into being in Curitiba (PR), in 2002, to operate in situations of collective conflicts relating to access to land and to rural and urban territories. Terra de Direitos is currently involved in human rights issues nationally and internationally and has offices in Santarém (PA), Curitiba (PR) and Brasília (DF).

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