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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…

29/06/2016 / , , ,

UN Human Rights side event in Geneva

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…

28/06/2016 / , , , ,

Maria da Penha and Ana Paula outside the UN in Geneva.

“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;…

28/06/2016 / , , , ,

Ana Paula Oliveira and Maria da Penha Macena

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…

25/06/2016 / , ,

50 days to go: not too late for voices of Rio’s children to be heard

With 50 days to go until the Olympic Games, Terre des Hommes general secretary Ignacio Packer has vowed to intensify pressure to tackle human rights violations against the children of Rio. The eyes of the world will focus on the…

16/06/2016 / , , ,

Billions lavished on Olympics, while Rio’s schools suffer

Students who have occupied more than 70 schools in the state of Rio de Janeiro insist the education system is crumbling while money is being lavished on the Olympics. An emergency federal loan is being considered for Rio state, which is in…

01/06/2016 / , , ,

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