CRIOLA is an NGO based in Rio de Janeiro. It was founded in 1992 by a group of Afro-Brazilian women from diverse backgrounds. Its mission is to enable Afro-Brazilian women, teenagers and girls to become agents for change in the struggle against racism, sexism, and homophobia, and work for the creation of better conditions of life for the Black population in Brazilian society. The main "lines of action" of the organisation include: black women's health; economic development - work and a living wage; human rights; political action and dialogue; and dissemination of information and publications. CRIOLA is also a member of Projeto Trama, an anti-trafficking consortium of 4 organisations in Brazil.
Address: Avenida Presidente Vargas 482, Sobreloja 203, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, CP 20071-000, Brazil
is an NGO that was founded in 2000. Its mission is to defend economic, social, cultural and environmental human rights through the collective voices of the affected communities. It lobbies for the democratisation of public policies which affect the most vulnerable groups.
Address: Rua dos Ferroviários, 94 - CEP: 79008-420 - Campo Grande/MS, Brazil
Tel: +55 67 3325 6171
Projeto Trama was initiated in April 2004 with the objective of confronting trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation. This initiative occurred alongside the formation of a consortium of four non-governmental bodies: the Human Rights Organisation Projeto Legal; the Brazilian Institute of Innovation in Public Health (IBISS); CRIOLA (an organisation of Afro-Brazilian women); and the University of Grande Rio – UNIGRANRIO, all based in the state of Rio de Janeiro and with recognition and experience in the defence, guarantee and promotion of human rights.
Considering that human trafficking is a violation of human rights and a problem linked to globalisation and social inequality, as well as to questions of gender, race and ethnicity, Projeto Trama’s mission is to confront human trafficking through the affirmation of human rights in a manner that eliminates victimisation and discrimination.
Address: Avenida Marechal Floriano, 199/ sala 502 CEP 20080-005 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil
Tel: +55 21 250 76 464 ext. 215
Fax: +55 21 250 76 464
Sodireitos is a recently created NGO in Belem, which was born out of “Jepiara”, a local program against sexual exploitation and human trafficking based on a human rights perspective; especially focusing on sexual rights as human rights. Sodireitos aims to protect, defend and promote sexual human rights in the Amazon through a participative and protagonist perspective. Sodireitos implements regional action research, prevention campaigns in areas with high prevalence of prostitution, psychological and judicial assistance to groups of victims of trafficking or returned (illegal) migrants, and lobbies governmental policies at the local and regional level.
Address: Rua 28 de Setembro, 503, bairro Reduto, Belém – Pará 66053-350, Brazil
Tel: +55- 91- 32247338