Improving the lives of the most marginalised communities.

We aim to improve the lives of the most marginalised communities by promoting inclusive, efficient, democratic processes that operate in the best interests of all citizens of the Recife metropolitan area, irrespective of gender, age or socio-economic position

Brazil is a global powerhouse and has one of the world’s largest economies. It is rich in natural resources; it has a growing middle class; its democracy is diverse and lively and its constitution prioritises equal rights.

While Brazil has developed significant global influence, it also – like many countries – struggles with crime and violence, disparities between rich and poor and discrimination based on race, sex and gender.

Recognising the diversity of social movements, civil society, social, economic and environmental relevance of the country in the region, the Foundation decided to create a cross-programme initiative to work in Brazil. Recife and its Metropolitan Area were elected as the starting point of our work. Five different programmes worked together to better understand the local context and developed a strategy that aligns each programme’s priorities with the issues on the ground.

The Brazil Programme is composed of the following programmes:
• Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
• Environment
• Issues Affecting Women
• Housing and Homelessness
• Human Rights