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Our joint report with Amnesty International shows that to address the impact of the pandemic and prepare for others in the future, it is vital to transform fiscal policies in the region.
The Fight for Human Rights in the Context of COVID-19: a tough ride for Brazilian civil society organizations. Guest blog by Livi Gerbase, policy advisor at the Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (INESC).
Grazielle David, of the Fiscal Justice Network of Latin America and the Caribbean, discusses Brazilian civil society's efforts to create fiscal space for rights funding in the face of longstanding austerity and the federal government's lack of coordinated responses to the pandemic.
CESR is supporting a coalition of 192 Brazilian civil society organizations and social justice groups as they file a judicial action against Brazil’s expenditure cap, which has had grievous effects on the wellbeing of many of Brazil’s citizens, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Media: New factsheet "Human Rights in Times of Austerity" received coverage from at least thirty Brazilian publications and websites in the past month.
Levantamento realizado pelo Centro para os Direitos Econômicos e Sociais (CESR), INESC e Oxfam Brasil e revela que políticas públicas voltadas à área social tiveram redução de até 83% no orçamento nos últimos três anos. A área que mais perdeu recursos desde 2014 foi a de direitos da juventude, seguida dos programas voltados à segurança alimentar, mudanças climáticas, moradia digna e defesa dos direitos humanos de crianças e adolescentes.
Press release: CESR and partners present new empirical findings on austerity’s severe impact on food security, health and education in Brazil.
Human rights advances in Brazil are at risk from the government's severe austerity measures.
Concern is growing over the potentially devastating human rights impacts of Brazil’s newly-approved ‘PEC 55’ constitutional amendment, which will freeze public spending at current levels for the next twenty years.