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Andre Constantine

Andre Constantine


Andre Constantine works to protect and promote the rights of favela communities in Rio de Janeiro. He is one of the leading members of the Favela Não Se Cala, a movement that seeks to bring together people from the favelas, the slums and the marginalised areas in Brazil, in order to create a common front and build a fairer and more equal society.


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.


Multiple Exposure: The favela will not be silent