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Brazil: Do You Admire Mandela? Then Support Human Rights

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Citizen Media, Human Rights, Ideas

A banner paying homage to Nelson Mandela takes on the unanimous popularity of the South-African leader in Brazil to call those who admire his legacy to support human rights. The message was spread by the non-governmental organization Conectas Human Rights [1] in the International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013.

Banner publicized by Conectas Human Rights on Facebook [2]

Banner publicized by Conectas Human Rights [2]on Facebook
Translation: “Do you also feel moved by his legacy? Thousands of people around the world suffer with daily violations of human rights. They need you to do more than to be moved. Follow his example. Embrace the cause. Support human rights. Here. Now.” December 10, International Human Rights Day. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

“Do more than being moved” is the appeal of the organization in a country where conservatism and a negative vision about human rights seems to be growing. As some recent opinion polls show, 90% of Brazilians [3] support the reduction of the age of criminal responsibility, and 61% believe [4] that criminality is caused by people's bad character.