Célia em Movimento

an E-CHANGER volunteer for 7 years, celia worked until june 2007 for the 'gender sector' of the MST/BA - the rural landless workers movement in the northeastern brazilian state of bahia. from then until june 2010 she worked at the international secretariat of the world march of women in são paulo. although she is no longer a volunteer, she still works in brazil with the WMW and E-CHANGER and will therefore continue to share her professional and personal experiences... enjoy!

24 January 2007

the new link on the right, 'Human Rights Watch Report, Events of 2006: Brazil', takes you to human rights watch homepage (www.hrw.org) from which you can access their 3-page summary of human rights abuses in brazil during 2006 (click on 'publications' in the top left-hand corner, then on 'world development report', then on 'americas' and 'brazil')... it includes reports on: police violence; torture; prison conditions; rural violence and land conflict (which mentions the death of 2 mst leaders in august 2006); forced labour; impunity; human rights defenders; and key international actors.

the report's findings are very negative, but i recommend you spend 5 minutes reading the brasil pages if you want to get a feel for some of the human rights challenges the country is facing...

17 January 2007

just to let you know that there are lots of funky 'work-event' photos downloaded into 3 new albums:

1) MST/Bahia's christmas parties: Celebrating the reelection of Valmir (19th December 2006)
2) MST/Bahia's christmas parties: State head-office 'secret santa' dinner (21st December 2006)
3) MST/Bahia's 19th Annual State Conference (9th - 13th January 2007)

just click on the links on the left...

happy new year to you to all.


(at my desk - beginning of january 2007)

end of year holidays in Rio and in Costa Rica (i know, i'm spoilt!)...
rio really is as beautiful as the postcards
christmas day drinking champagne on top of sugar-loaf
mountain, rio
with dad and fi enjoying the beauty of costa rica's national parks
baby blue herons in costa rica - the variety and richness of the wildlife there is just amazing