Latin America & Caribbean

Human rights defender's story: Andreza Jorge, from Brazil

Andreza Jorge is a human rights defender and activist working to empower communities in favelas in Brazil. She was also a participant to the 2023 edition of ISHR’s flagship training course, the Human Rights Defender Advocacy Programme (HRDAP).

Andreza was born and raised in Complexo da Maré, a favela in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. She told ISHR how the injustices she saw perpetrated against her family and her neighbours inspired her to take up their cause as an activist.

In June 2023, Andreza also took part in ISHR’s Human Rights Defender Advocacy Programme (HRDAP). Hear her thoughts on the course and on the deep connexions she was able to make during her time in Geneva: