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relatorio anual 2007

relatorio anual 2007



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Malak El Chichini Poppovic - Executive DirectorOscar Vilhena Vieira - Legal Director
 Andre Degenszajn - Development CoordinatorDenise Conselheiro - Communication AssistantLucia Nader - International Relations CoordinatorMarcelo Moisés - Web Developer
GlobAl SouTh ProGrAm
Juana Kweitel - Program CoordinatorDaniela Ikawa - Project CoordinatorPedro Paulo Poppovic - Sur Journal EditorCamila Asano - Program AssistantCatharina Nakashima - Program AssistantThiago Amparo - Intern Justice Program
JuSTIce ProGrAmArTIGo 1º
Eloisa Machado - Program CoordinatorHumberto Negrão - LawyerMarcela Vieira - Lawyer Vivian Sampaio - Intern Valcrécio Paganele (Teo) - Intern
InSTITuTo Pro bono
Marcos Fuchs - DirectorCarolina Bittencourt - LawyerJoão Pedro Brandão - LawyerLaura Mattar - Lawyer
ProJecT blAck Women’S rIGhT To heAlTh In brAzIl
Daniela Ikawa - Project CoordinatorLaura Mattar - Project CoordinatorBruna Angotti - ResearcherIolanda Oliveira - Intern
Carlos Augusto Pires - Financial ManagerJuliana Gomes - Financial AssistantMaira Barreto - Administrative AssistantConectas also has the support o a team o volunteers in each o its projects andreceives a small group o graduate students or non-remunerated internships.
ForeIGn STudenTS
Fred Hasselquist (Sweden), Julia Stein (United States), Rosa Evangelina Beltrán(United States), Victoria Schulsinger (France).
 André Cavaller Guzzi; Andreza Poitena; Bárbara Frossard Pagotto; Douglas deToledo Piza; Hugo M. E. Reichenberger; Inés Laer; Ingrid Leão; Isamar Escalona;Juliana de Moura Gomes; Juliana de Paula Bigatão; Patrícia Gomes Augustin;Ricardo Noryo Ywamoto.
VolunTeerS For The VII InTernATIonAl humAn rIGhTS colloquIum
Daniela Juliana de Mello, Fred Hasselquist, Ingrid Leão, Iolanda Barros de Oliveira,Luisa Helena Oliveira Marques, Mariana Brito, Mariana Parra, Marysol FrancoGóes, Newton Garcia Teixeira Martins, Patrícia G. Augustin, Raael Giovanelli,Raphael Garcia, Raquel Mozzer, Renata Gomes da Silva, Rosa Evangelina Beltrán,Samuel Friedman, Severine Calza, Vinícius A. Rodrigues Pinto
donorS And PArTnerS
Conectas would like to thank and acknowledge the support o itsmain donors
• European Union• Foundation Open Society Institute• Oak Foundation• Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa• Open Society Justice Initiative• Swiss Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil• The Ford Foundation• The Overbrook Foundation• United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)• United Nations Foundation
We would also like to thank the ollowing partners or theircontribution towards Conectas´activities:
• Ashoka Social Entrepreneurs - São Paulo• Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - São Paulo• Fundação Getúlio Vargas - São Paulo• International Center for Transitional Justice - New York • International Service for Human Rights - Geneva• Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - PUC-SP
Photos by Camila Asano, Daniela Ikawa, Eloisa Machado and Leandro Vianna.Design by Bruno Luciano Villardo Martins
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leTTer From The dIrecTorS
2007 has been a very important and successul year or the consolidation oConectas´s work towards the protection and promotion o human rights. As part o our Global South Program, we have developed an innovative advocacycampaign, which has united several NGOs rom Latin America to deend humanrights in an Arican country – Zimbabwe. Moreover, we have participated in the mainUN Human Rights Council (HRC) sessions in Geneva and have organized a meeting inSao Paulo with other NGOs working with the HRC to evaluate the role o civil societyin the HRC during 2007 and to plan joint actions or 2008.The consolidation o our international activities was conrmed by the success o the VII International Human Rights Colloquium, which brought together 56 activists rom26 countries rom the Global South, in Sao Paulo, rom 3 to 10 November 2007.Furthermore, the Human Rights Fellowship Program or Angola and Mozambiquehas broadened its reach and, in 2008, will receive participants rom Guinea Bissau.Two issues o Sur – International Journal on Human Rights were published in Juneand December 2007, including one in collaboration with the International Center orTransitional Justice (ICTJ), on transitional justice. We have also ordered the rstoutside evaluation o the Journal and reader prole, and are glad to inorm that theresults indicated that 66 % o our readers consider it excellent.Through our Justice Program, we have consolidated our activities at the BrazilianSupreme Court, by acting as
amicus curiae 
in several undamental rights issuessuch as stem cell research, armative action and gun control. We also denouncedbeore the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) the outrageousliving conditions o the inmates at the Guarujá Jail, in the state o Sao Paulo –which was subsequently closed. In addition, our judicial actions in avor oadolescent inmates in the state o Sao Paulo have resulted in important changes insentences o the Brazilian courts such as substantial increases in the amounts ocompensations or death o adolescents in state custody, and the closing o some
of the worst units of the Sao Paulo Juvenile Detention Center (Fundação CASA,
ormer FEBEM).Moreover, we have progressed with the dissemination o
pro bono 
lawyering ideals:we have contributed to the establishment o
pro bono 
initiatives in other states othe Brazilian Federation, besides Sao Paulo, and have won essential support rom
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