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FIGHTING
FOR RIGHTS

ABOUT US

CPDH is a non-profit social organization that works towards promoting and defending a culture of human rights and well-living, especially concerning the right to the city and freedom of speech, through processes of training, mobilization and case lawyering offered to groups, communities and social movements that are fighting for such rights.

FIELDS OF PRACTICE

We are an organization made up chiefly by male and female case lawyers who, aside from providing legal advice, believe in the legal and political empowerment of the actors we offer our services to. Moreover, we aren't only interested in solving the cases, but we wish to intervene in public policies regarding human rights. Hence, networking and establishing partnerships are also top priorities for us.


RIGHT
TO THE CITY
We stand up for a fair spatial distribution in the cities, for a broad recovery in the urban space, for including informal workers in the city's social dynamics, for the construction of public spaces that are more inclusive and democratic, for quality and affordable public transportation, for the preservation of our historic heritage, and for public participation in urban development processes.
FREEDOM
OF SPEECH
We also work towards defending and assuring freedom of speech and the right to protest of social movements, collectives, and militants who are reprimanded and/or persecuted for fighting for human and social rights, be that in protests or in any of the available means of communication. We go to the rallies in order to promptly secure freedom of expression and freedom of movement, and we also take individual cases of people who fall victim to political repression or that the very legal system attempts to silence.

OUR ACTIONS

We stand up for the right to housing in the face of land grabbing, either offering legal and political advice to communities facing eviction, or fighting for policies that secure housing of social interest.

MOBILITY

URBAN

We also stand up for quality and affordable public transportation, and for transparency in transit administration

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

AND THE RIGHT TO PROTEST

We also work towards defending and securing the right to protest and the right to free speech of social movements, collectives and groups, either going to the riots or taking action in public policies regarding the matter.

URBAN PLANNING

ADMINISTRATION AND HERITAGE

This field of action consists of offering legal assistance and support in political actions, side by side with fellow institutions that work in the same area, and also of creating spaces for dialogue and training for the civil society.

THE RIGHT TO WORK

AND STREET VENDORS

It is part of CPDH's mission to advocate for a city that includes workers of the informal sector in its social dynamics and in the urban space, therefore creating more democratic spaces of interaction.

Our Partners

Sintraci
Somos todos Muribeca
Centro de Cultura Luiz Freire
Coque (R)existe
Fopecom
Habitat para a Humanidade Brasil
Troça Empatando a tua vista
Movimento dos Trabalhadores sem Teto
FASE
Bigu Comunicativismo
Ameciclo

One of the core issues of our work is the fact that we believe together we are stronger. So, we always engaje in unions, partnerships and netowking with movements, groups and organizations that align with our purposes (right to the city and freedom of speech). We believe that, this way, our struggles are made stronger.


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