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Forcibly displaced people and the right to return

Sustainability and environment

Large infrastructure projects in the Amazon particularly affect indigenous and traditional peoples. This webinar looks the case of the ribeirinhos people in Brazilian Amazon and the Belo Monte dam.

Webinar
Date
8 Jun 2021
Time
18:00 - 20:00
Location
Webinar on Zoom

Participants
Ana De Francesco, Fundacion Getulio Vargas FGV - CeDHE
Letícia Lopes Brito, FGV - CeDHE
Marcela Garcia Correa, FGV - CeDHE
Satya Maia Patchineelam, Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies for Erasmus University Rotterdam
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The webinar is held in English.

A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees.
Organizer
School of Global Studies

In this panel we discuss how ribeirinhos, a population that has lived for generations on the banks of Xingu River, after being forcibly displaced, organized themselves in a peer council and achieved, with the Brazilian government, the recognition of their right to return to their traditional territory as a legal condition for the operation of Belo Monte hydroelectric plant.

We also propose a reflection on the role of women in civil society organizations and how their engagement had repercussions in gender relations in private and public environment.