Popular World Cup Committee of Curitiba
World Cup for whom? Popular World Cup Committee of Curitiba and the fight for the city we want
Objetivos e público prioritário
Produce the information and counter-arguments necessary on the negative impacts of the World Cup; guarantee the freedom to protest, during and after the games; the right to work and the dignity of the human person and, finally, reparations for rights violations stemming from the sporting mega-event and the release of pertinent information to Brazilian society, state organs responsible for its supervision and the international community, through denunciations, studies, public protests and permanent monitoring activities.
– Discussion meetings with various sectors of society about the issues surrounding the Mega-Event in Curitiba and the metropolitan region;
– Training and capacity-building workshops, with the production of specific materials about these activities, such as pamphlets and folders;
– Production of videos, pamphlets and graphical material to give greater visibility to cases of forced removals and violations of the right to housing;
– Formalization of denunciations taken from a local dossier and forwarded to the relevant organs; continuance of assistance to communities affected for the guarantee of their right to dignified housing; combating of existing processes of urban cleansing;
– Participation in the first Encounter of those Affected by Mega-Events and Mega-Projects in Brazil.
The protests of June, 2013 and criticism of the FIFA World Cup by the throngs of protesters have reinforced the need to produce qualified information in relation to the 2014 World Cup. The violent and authoritarian repression of protests, which was seen throughout the country, created the imperative to guarantee the rights attained by Brazilian society, such as the freedom to protest, the right to work, the right to dignified housing and, especially, the dignity of the human person. The proximity to national and state elections increases the tension in the sense of increasing polarization and politicization of criticism of the mega-event, such that the production of qualified information counter-information will be essential to deconstructing the empty arguments related to partisanship and reinforce the progress already made by the committees, which criticism is concentrated on the elitist and privatization-oriented development model, which has created a climate of legal exceptions, criminalization of social movements and human rights violations, especially against low-income populations.
About the organization
The Popular World Cup Committee of Curitiba consists of a network of civil society actors (Social Movements, NGOs, Universities, Trade unions, Independent Collectives of Culture and Media and Affected Communities) and citizens. The mission of this group is to defend human rights and denounce violations committed during the processes of urban intervention associated with the preparation of the capital of Paraná to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as well as monitor and produce information on the impacts.
The World Cup People's Committee of Curitiba (CPC) consists of representatives from more than 30 entities. Besides this, the Committee is part of the National Network of Popular World Cup Committees (ANCOP).
The project made holding public lectures possible, as well as multiplier workshops, the printing and releasing of the National Dossier of ANCOP and popular counsel.
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