We are a new, dynamic group working to protect land rights in Brazil
The Brazil group was started in late 2019 in an effort to support Brazilian land rights movements which were facing growing threats due to the climate crisis and the toxic neoliberal agenda of the new government led by President Jair Bolsonaro.
Our work is currently directed at the Amazon region – a critical area that has been particularly impacted in recent years. With our first partner, the Conselho Nacional das Populaçoēs Extrativistas (CNS), we are hoping to start a project to strengthen their capacity and increase women and youth engagement in the struggle for a sustainable and just way of life for the local populations.
CNS has been working in the region since the 1980s. They are a grassroots movement made up of small-scale extractivists and indigenous populations who live in the Brazilian Amazon, and have managed to ensure that around 10% of the forest is currently protected by law. Unfortunately in recent years and especially since the start of the new far-right government, the law has not been enforced and the protected areas are facing illegal invasions from gold miners, large-scale extractivists, loggers and cattle farmers who destroy large swaths of forest, contaminate the environment and threaten the local populations’ livelihoods, way of life and general health.
As an active member of the Brazil group, you would have the opportunity to work on the formulation, implementation and monitoring of our current project in cooperation with CNS and to build strong ties of international solidarity with this and future Brazilian partners.
You could also join us in creating a campaign relating this struggle to the Danish public.
If you are interested in joining the Brazil group or just want to hear more, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write a little about yourself and why you are interested in the Brazil group. We do not expect you to have much experience, but we do expect you to be committed and willing to familiarize yourself with the context in which our work takes place.