Human Rights - Brazil

Human Rights

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Human rights are rights that apply worldwide, to all people, in all places, at all times. They are the foundations of a democracy in which every person counts. The Netherlands strives to protect and promote human rights all over the world.

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The six priorities are:

  • freedom of expression and internet freedom
  • freedom of religion or belief
  • equal rights for LGBTI persons
  • support for human rights defenders and space for civil society
  • equal rights for women and girls
  • international accountability for the most serious crimes

To read more information about the priorities, please visit the website (in English) of the Dutch government.

Human Rights Fund

In Brazil the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands launches an annual call for proposals for the human rights fund. Calls will be published on this website. Organisations can apply for funding in case their project falls under one of the six priorities of the human rights policy of The Netherlands.

Equal rights for women and girls

The Netherlands strongly supports equal rights for women and girls worldwide and we say NO to violence against women and girls. As part of the orange the world campaign, The Netherlands for example organised a digital HagueTalks in Brazil to raise awareness on the individual role everyone plays in the prevention and response towards violence against women and girls. To see what you yourself can do, check out the video of the event in English or Portuguese.

Equal rights for LGBTI persons

Around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer persons and persons of another gender and sexual orientation (LGBTIQ+) face discrimination and violence. But everyone should have the right to be themselves. It doesn't matter who you are or whom you love. That is why the Netherlands promotes equal rights for LGBTIQ+ people worldwide.