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Andre Santos

André Santos

HRD, Representative
Conselho Municipal LGBT de Teresina

André Santos is President of Conselho Municipal LGBT de Teresina (LGBT Municipal Council of Teresina), which was founded in 2010 to lobby for the rights of the LGBT community politically.


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.