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National Human Rights Council takes part at World Social Forum in Brazil

A delegation of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) takes part in the World Social Forum (WSF), in Salvador - Bahia, from the 13th to the 17th of March 2018. The WSF returns this year to Brazil, after being held in Porto Alegre (2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005), then India, Kenya, Senegal, Tunisia, and Canada, last year.

The main purpose of the forum, the Brazilian Committee said in an Open Letter, dated August 18 2017, launched in São Paulo, is “to think of common solutions for humanity, in a solidarity, democratic perspective, respect for diversity, to face the causes of various forms of violence, social and regional inequalities.”

19 thematic axes will be discussed at the WSF2018, including communication, technology and free media; democracies; economy’s democratization; development and social justice; feminism and women’s fight; migrations; world of work; racism, intolerance and xenophobia; peace and solidarity; etc.

On the sidelines of the WSF2018, the CNDH holds on March 12, 2018, a one-day workshop focusing on the World Human Rights Forum – WHRF, which started in Brazil in 2013 and moved to Morocco (Marrakech, November 2014). The workshop is organized in partnership with three Brazilian institutions (national council for human rights, national council of psychology and national health council)

The four partners will pitch a large human rights tent for their activities during the WSF, from the 14th to the 17th. They will particularly focus on issues related to migration, transitional justice and human rights education. The National Human Rights Council’s reports, opinions and memoranda will be available for the visitors and participants of the forum.

On the sidelines of the social forum, the Secretariat of the World Human Rights Forum and the CNDH will also hold several meetings with their partners in Latin America to exchange on the organization of the 3rd WHRF.