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Venezuelan congresswoman Manuela Bolívar highlights the role of civil society in the fight for democracy in the country
31/01/202031/01/2020
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Venezuelan congresswoman Manuela Bolívar highlights the role of civil society in the fight for democracy in the country

Venezuela has been experiencing troubled days at the beginning of this year: parliamentarians from the government have prevented oppositionists from joining in important votes in Congress; deputies are missing, thought to be kidnapped, and agents of the government’s intelligence service have made illegal searches on self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó’s office. In addition, the country’s humanitarian...

World democracy hits worst average score ever recorded by ‘The Economist’: Brasil worsens, while Chile has progress in 2019
27/01/202028/01/2020
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World democracy hits worst average score ever recorded by ‘The Economist’: Brasil worsens, while Chile has progress in 2019

The Intelligence Unit of the British magazine “The Economist” launched this January the “Democracy Index 2019”, the latest edition of its research on the state of democracy in the world. The project is one of the pillars of the Citizen Engagement Index, launched two years ago by Humanitas360 in partnership with The Economist Intelligence Unit...

Former female detainees of Humanitas360’s cooperative set off new phase of project originated at the penitentiary
19/12/201928/01/2020
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Former female detainees of Humanitas360’s cooperative set off new phase of project originated at the penitentiary

The Humanitas360 Institute held a meeting with five freed women associated in the work cooperative, supported by the project Entrepreneurship Behind and Beyond Bars. The encounter sets off a new phase of the work they began when they were imprisoned at Women’s Penitentiary II, in Tremembé, São Paulo (Brazil), with the cooperative named Lili. Now...

Brazilian singer Alcione to become godmother of cooperative for female detainees in Maranhão, Brazil
19/12/201920/01/2020
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Brazilian singer Alcione to become godmother of cooperative for female detainees in Maranhão, Brazil

Brazilian singer Alcione accepted the invitation made by the president of the Humanitas360 Institute, Patrícia Villela Marino, to become the godmother of the new cooperative for female detainees that H360 is implementing in Maranhão state, Brazil. The sambista was happy: “I’m going there in the Pedrinhas prison, I really believe in this idea. A lot!”....

Governor of Maranhão visits Humanitas360 Institute and shares details of cooperative project in Female Prison Unit of São Luís
19/12/201927/01/2020
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Governor of Maranhão visits Humanitas360 Institute and shares details of cooperative project in Female Prison Unit of São Luís

The governor of the state of Maranhão, Flávio Dino, visited the Humanitas360 Institute to discuss the plan to implement work cooperatives for inmates at the Female Prison Unit of São Luís. In a conversation with the team, the governor underscored the importance of this partnership to meet a demand that an overburdened public administration cannot...

Public security experts discuss violence reduction strategies
09/12/201920/01/2020
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Public security experts discuss violence reduction strategies

In one of the events celebrating the two years of CIVI-CO, the space for social impact businesses where Humanitas360 is based in São Paulo, a debate with public security experts gathered the lawyer and executive director of Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa (Institute to Defend the Right of Defense) Marina Dias, the journalist...

Humanitas360 participates in the launching of Incarceration Nations Network at Nelson Mandela Foundation
29/11/201929/11/2019
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Humanitas360 participates in the launching of Incarceration Nations Network at Nelson Mandela Foundation

Nelson Mandela Foundation’s headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, staged in the beginning of November the launching of a coalition of social organizations working for the reformation of the prison system in many parts of the planet. The mission of the Incarceration Nations Network (INN) is supporting and divulging innovations in the sector. As a member...

Humanitas360’s lawsuit stops privatization of penitentiaries in São Paulo
31/10/201931/10/2019
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Humanitas360’s lawsuit stops privatization of penitentiaries in São Paulo

In October, Humanitas360 issued and won a lawsuit at the State Court of Audit in São Paulo in order to temporarily suspend the licitation for privatization of four detention centers of the state. Besides this progress, another lawsuit is being carried out in the State Court of Justice by the Public Defense, IBCCRIM (Brazilian Institute...

“EntreMeadas” exhibition highlights the crochet work of Lili Cooperative, made by the incarcerated women of Tremembé
21/10/201930/10/2019
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“EntreMeadas” exhibition highlights the crochet work of Lili Cooperative, made by the incarcerated women of Tremembé

One of the works in crochet produced by Lili Cooperative – developed by the incarcerated women of Tremembé and supported by Humanitas360 – is being displayed at the “EntreMeadas” exhibition, at Sesc Vila Mariana, in São Paulo, Brazil. The exposition curated by Adélia Borges highlights the production of twenty collectives of craftswomen from the state...