AACE – Antinuclear Articulation of Ceará
Antinuclear campaign in Ceará: in defense of life, water and environmental justice
Objetivos e público prioritário
Establish adequate social control over the Consortium Santa Quiteria, an agreement between the public company Nuclear Industries of Brazil (INB), the private company Galvani Industry, Trade and Service SA and the state government for nuclear power generation and fertilizer production. Through an advocacy campaign, the project aims at making visible and, at the same time, affecting the social and environmental impacts that Santa Quiteria mining activities will bring to the region in order to ensure that the rural populations who will be directly affected by it are able to preserve their way of life and traditional work and develop sustainably.
Communication campaign, which includes the production of an advocacy video with the aim of preventing the work; production of informational materials such as videos, infographics, news stories and opinion articles.
Strategic litigation. Juridical action, through legal procedures and political coordination with institutions of the justice system, represent an important dimension of advocacy campaign, in which they can act as tools to provide information. After going through a process of “translation” to a simpler language and imagery, they will drive the communication campaign.
The hinterlands central region of Ceará has a history of land concentration, a situation that started changing after MST (the landless movement) and some rural unions started to occupy land, mostly after the 1990s. Since then, communities and rural settlements are fighting for access to land and water. The strengthening of this way of life is threatened by the probable installation and operation of the Santa Quiteria project, an industrial complex that aims at producing uranium and phosphate in Santa Quitéria. Mining, in other territories, has shown to bring different social, environmental and health-related problems, such as changes in the traditional system of the use and occupation of the territory, mass migration of workers, burden public services, increase violence and the use and trafficking of drugs, contamination of water and soil and increasing cancer rates.
About the organization
The mission of the Antinuclear Articulation is to contribute to the prominence of rural communities that may be affected by uranium and phosphate mining in Ceará. It gathers the rural communities that are directly affected by these activities.
- Brazilian Network for Environmental Justice
- Brazilian Antinuclear Articulation
- Brazilian Association of Collective Health (Abrasco)
- Solidarity Committee for Latin America in Norway (LAG-Norway)
Annual Call for Proposals
Social and environmental rights within mega-projects