In Peixinhos, a district of Olinda in the state of Pernambuco, the challenges are great: violence, crime, inadequate schooling and a precarious economic situation characterize the neighbourhood. Despite these difficulties, young people like 19-year-old Keila Marques are committed to peaceful coexistence and a dignified life in their community. Keila Marques does not like to talk about it,
Together with its partner organizations, terre des hommes schweiz is committed to sustainable and ecological agriculture in several countries. A new study from Brazil also shows that agroforestry systems supported by terre des hommes schweiz mitigate the effects of climate change. Larissa Silva de Oliveira is a farmer in Brazil. At the beginning, the 19-year-old was ashamed of her
In Brazil, the gap between rich and poor is wide. In the state of Paraíba in the northeast of the country, the situation for young people from smallholder families is desolate. Our partner organization ASPTA supports them in building a dignified life in their homeland. Rafaela de Azevedo Teófilo's life took a special turn when she won the first prize in a competition.
To date, almost 700,000 people in Brazil have died as a result of a Corona infection - hardly any other country in the world has suffered more victims. The population in the northeast of the country, where almost half of the people live in poverty, has been hardest hit by the consequences of the pandemic. The spread of the virus has
Swiss companies exported war materiel worth 955 million Swiss francs to 60 countries in 2022 based on licenses issued by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco) - 29 percent more than in 2021. Despite the new war materiel law, munitions were also exported to Brazil - despite a tense political situation and human rights violations. The fears of terre des hommes switzerland
The storming of the Brazilian Parliament, the presidential palace and the Supreme Court on January 8, 2023, confirmed the worst fears of violence in the wake of the presidential handover. Social polarization has reached a level where the hatred that has been fomented over the years is giving way to violent riots. What do these developments mean
On October 30, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will stand for re-election. Whether the opposing candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva can prevail in the second round of voting is still uncertain. From the perspective of human rights organizations, Brazil has experienced devastating regressions under Bolsonaro. The partner organizations of terre des hommes switzerland, which are involved in violence prevention in Brazil, see
Couscous is a food that is so present in northeastern Brazil that many Brazilians are unaware of its African origins. The food, made from corn flour, is an essential part of Brazilian food culture. One of the products that is trying to establish itself is the "Flocão da Paixão". But the battle for market share is fierce. At one
In the state of Bahia in Brazil, more than three quarters of the inhabitants have Afro-Brazilian roots. In their everyday lives, they suffer discrimination and massive violence. CIPÓ, a partner organization of terre des hommes switzerland, campaigns for their rights and better living conditions. SRF mitenand visited the project.
On Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m., KoBra in cooperation with terre des hommes switzerland will screen the Brazilian documentary "América Armada" by Alice Lanari and Pedro Asbeg. Following the digital screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers and an activist from Salvador. Free registration until December 7 via this link.