Rose Meire dos Santos Silva
Associação dos Remanescentes do Quilombo de Rio dos Macacos
"We were born amidst this fight"
Rose Meire dos Santos Silva is a woman human rights defender and one of the leaders of the Associação dos Remanescentes do Quilombo de Rio dos Macacos (Association of Remnants of the Quilombo Rio dos Macacos), in Simões Filho, Bahia where she has lived her whole life. Rose Meire dos Santos Silva has publicly denounced human rights violations by members of the Navy, who seek ownership of the quilombo land and feel entitled to perform racist attacks against the community.