Mothers from Rio favelas meet the IOC

Mothers from Rio favelas meet the IOC

Today, Philip French, IOC public affairs and social development director, met with Maria da Penha Macena, resident of Vila Autódromo community, Ana Paula Oliveira, whose son was killed by the police in Manguinhos, and representatives of Nosso Jogo Network, Terre des...
Highlights from the UN Human Rights Council side event

Highlights from the UN Human Rights Council side event

Ana Paula Oliveira and Maria da Penha, two mothers from Rio affected by police violence and evictions linked to the FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games, were among the speakers in a debate on ‘Human rights legacy in sporting events’ during the 32nd Human Rights Council...
“Our children have a voice, and the fight will not stop!”

“Our children have a voice, and the fight will not stop!”

As they stand outside the manicured lawns of the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Ana Paula Oliveira and Maria da Penha’s expressions barely hint at the heartbreak both have suffered. Ana Paula’s 19-year-old son Johnatha was killed in May 2014; shot in the back...
Rio citizens attend UN event in Geneva

Rio citizens attend UN event in Geneva

Two Rio citizens affected by police violence and evictions will fly to Geneva, Switzerland this week to participate in the ‘Human rights legacy in sporting events’ debate during the 32nd Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Ana Paula Oliveira and Maria da Penha...