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Pâmella Passos


Pâmella Passos is a black professor and researcher, PhD in History with a postdoctoral internship in Social Anthropology (2016) and in Education (2021). Feminist engaged in the struggle for anti-racist and rights-promoting education, promoting a better understanding and recognition of the role of educators as human rights defenders.



The challenges and threats faced by human rights defenders in Brazil remain very high, particularly for those working on issues of land, environment, indigenous peoples, LGBTi rights, corruption and impunity. Many HRDs have experienced death threats, physical attacks, arbitrary arrests and lawsuits. The high number of killings is of particular concern and takes place against a background of widespread impunity.