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

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 troubled city in August, with athletes...