Special Funding Lines

Invitation letter

The special funding lines offered by Brazil Fund aim to strengthen organizations working in the field of criminal justice to implement and transform public policies. The work performed by these organizations include documentation and monitoring of activities, campaigns, advocacy, litigation, technical assistance and applied research. Through a special call conveyed via invitation letter, organizations present their projects that are later reviewed and approved by experts on the subject.

Criminal Justice – Pre-trial detention in Rio and São Paulo

A partnership between Brazil Fund and OAK Foundation enabled the support to six projects aimed at fighting human rights violations of people in pre-trial detention. This partnership supports medium and large projects, for periods longer than a year focusing on the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. A special funding line with different characteristics from those found in the other two calls was created. The initiatives were chosen in 2014 through a call conveyed via letter of invitation, after going through the analysis of a committee of independent experts.

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Criminal Justice – Confronting provisional arrest in the Northeast of Brazil with an emphasis on racial issues

Brazil Fund has partnered Open Society Foundation in the field of Criminal Justice. In this case, the goal is to support initiatives that address human rights violations in provisional detention regimes, with a specific look at racism, focusing on the Northeast of Brazil. Through a special call conveyed via invitation letter, five organizations presented projects that were reviewed and approved by experts on the subject.

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Supporting Human Rights network communication

“Strengthening the role of networks and coalitions to promote human rights in Brazil” is a project carried out by Brazil Fund and sponsored by Petrobras, aimed at developing communication strategies to expand the scope of action of groups defending human rights in the country.

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