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Projeto Legal

Country: Brazil
Established: 1993
Website: projetolegal.org.br

Defending the rights of children

Projeto Legal is a Brazilian non-governmental, human rights organisation working for the promotion and defence of human rights, especially those of children, adolescents and youth.

Their focus is the legal and psychosocial care of citizens who have experienced rights violations. Their interdisciplinary team handles the particularities of each individual case and works to keep citizens’ ownership of their rights.

Approach

Projeto Legal aims to contribute to the development of a more humane, just and democratic society, by both direct implementation of programmes and projects as well as through influencing decision-makers and advocating for policy and practice changes at national and local levels.

They focus on the legal and psychosocial care of children and use a wide range of disciplines to better address children’s diverse needs.

Projeto Legal Resources

  • In the News
  • Reports
  • In the Blog

The murder of two teenagers earlier this month ...is the embodiment of the certainty of impunity and of the social vulnerability that thousands of children, adolescents, especially those that are black, impoverished and criminalised have to face.

Carlos Nicodemus

  • After the forcible separation of children from their families at the U.S. southern border under President Trump’s ‘… https://t.co/ZO4THqD8hC

    4 days ago

  • "El régimen de Donald Trump...continua sin ubicar a miles de niños que separó de sus padres" https://t.co/9xmWiKywQv (in spanish)

    4 days ago

  • This week is #RefugeeWeek2019 and it is heartening to see youth activists and activists from Geneva to New York sta… https://t.co/Wtkr1LM7ap

    5 days ago