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Wesley Teixeira

HRD, Co-Founder

Wesley Teixeira is Black human rights defender and one of the co-founders and public figures of the Movimenta Caxias collective in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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.