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Justice for Vergel!

On December 24, a good friend, Human Rights de-fender and peasant Izídio Antonio Pereira da Silva was found dead. His family found him near his house in Vergel 31 miles far from Codó in Maranhão where Cooperaxion develops three of its projects. Leis was the seventh victim from a series of murdering caused by a land conflict that started in the 80s.

Leis

His body was found in an advanced state of decomposition and his family buried him. Despite signs of violence in the place where the corps was found the police of Codó has neither established an inquiry, neither has registered his death. In addition there is no forecast for exhumation of his body!

We can’t continue to stand back on the death of another peasant. For this reason we beg you to sign this petition. 

The original text of the petition is in Portuguese. Here you find it’s translation in English

Thank you all!

 

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Thank you for your contribution!

Donations help us to continue our projects in Liberia and Brazil, and the information campaign on the slave trade. Thank you for your support!

 

 Liberia Kick for Your Future!

  • CHF 256 is enough for a six-month-long apprenticeship of a young Liberian, or a workshop for 40 youth on health / HIV/Aids.
  • CHF 128 will feed a complete football team three times a week after training.
  • CHF 64 pays a youth’s fee for a four-month computer course (approx. 6 h/week).
  • CHF 32 buys a new wheelbarrow for the waste management activities.

 

Brazil: Production of Babaçu oil in Afro-Brazilian communities

  • CHF 47 pays the tools for a group of Babassu nutcrackers; the women can pick and process the palm nut kernels more easily.

 

SwitzerlandSwiss protagonists and the slave trade

  • CHF 185 pays the rent for a conference room.
  • CHF 64 pays one day of research, and thus the expansion of the Slave Trade Database.

 

Every contribution is welcome and helps implement the projects.

 

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