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Alexandre Anderson

Alexandre Anderson

HRD, Member
Associação Homens e Mulheres do Mar da Baía de Guanabara – AHOMAR

Our struggle is for the preservation of the Guanabara Bay, being poisoned by environmental and social impacts caused by the oil and gas industry, in particular by Petrobras.

Alexandre Anderson is an fisherman and human rights defender, working tirelessly for the rights of men and women who make their living from fishing and the sea. He faces a constant struggle against land developers, corporate interests and government authorities.

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.