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In recent years Brazil has filled the news, from hosting the World Cup and Olympic Games, to corruption scandals and most recently the President’s impeachment. Behind these events lies an upper middle income country that is still tackling basic development challenges from human rights to deforestation. João Gomes Cravinho, the European Union Ambassador to Brazil, explains how the delegation addresses these issues in a country where the traditional aid donor relationship no longer applies.
The principle of ‘all human rights for all people’ enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) means just that. Alexander Cote from the International Disability Alliance told staff at the European Commission recently that the fact governments are still discovering how to assist people with intellectual disabilities, for instance, does not mean they can be denied their right to vote, buy a house or have a child.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 7 February 2014
The global campaign Young Voices, was launched by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) in 2006. Funded by the European Union, it has proven to be an innovative and efficient approach to provide a voice for people with Disabilities, one of the most marginalised groups within any society. Present in 21 countries, they campaign and advocate for the rights of all people with disabilities. 
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are bodies set up to protect and monitor human rights – to stand up for those in need and to hold governments to account. They can also provide advice, deal with complaints and carry out human rights education.
With €235 million allocated for the 2014-2020 period, Honduras represents the second largest EU portfolio in Latin America, after Bolivia. Former EU Head of Cooperation (2015-2017), Madeleine Onclin, discusses rule of law and engagement modalities.
Girl in Guinea
While Guinea has made progress on gender equality, traditional norms have remained a barrier to women’s ability to express themselves. Establishing gender as a prerequisite to development in political dialogue could help move the agenda forward.
One in three women is estimated to have experienced physical or sexual violence during their lifetime – a fact often hidden, and too high to be ignored. We talked to the European Union Delegations in Guatemala and Mexico about their selection for the Spotlight Initiative, and its role in a region deemed the most violent in the world for women.
In much of the developed world, most work is formal – people pay taxes and social security contributions granting them access to health care, social benefits, and legal protection to enforce their workers’ rights. But in the developing world, informal work is the norm and protecting informal sector workers’ rights – whether that’s their right to fair pay and working conditions or protection from abusive labour practices – can be difficult.
In March, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) organised a workshop to assess progress and share practices and challenges to eradicating child labour from cocoa production.
South Africa is sometimes known as “the gay heaven” of Africa, where same-sex marriage is legal and human rights for all are enshrined in the post-Apartheid Constitution. But there is a gulf between the legal framework and the LGBTI community’s lived experience. Discrimination and brutal hate crimes continue, especially in rural areas. ZwaKala is an EU-funded programme implemented by Iranti-org which builds local capacity to document and report on hate crimes and human rights violations.

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