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The role and protagonism of civil society in the facing of the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil

August 11, 2021

This study examines the path trailed by civil society and Brazilian philanthropy since the 1980s, which is crucial to the understanding of the dynamics and trends that support one of the theses developed throughout this work: civil society as a strategic element in the consolidation process of Brazilian democracy. Civil society organizations (CSOs) faced, in recent years, numerous reputation attacks and challenges concerning their political and financial sustainability. Faced with the Covid-19 crisis, they sought not only to oppose the prevailing denial and necropolitics through the construction of political agendas and networking, but also to produce responses based on the development of a set of practices and experiences founded on self-management and community organization. From a study of multiple cases, conducted with institutions selected according to the established criteria, it was determined that the CSOs were capable of building agendas, narratives, languages and forms of production and organization based on self-management, experiences based on a social dynamic where work and politics tend to coincide, as part of a process involving, at the same time, the organization of activism and production. They found independent ways to provide innovative responses to the crisis, coordinating actors, territories and communities, initiatives and resources, and searching for solutions involving everything from the distribution of food baskets to conducting information and humanitarian aid campaigns, in addition to conceiving innovative activism and resistance strategies, in the face of an adverse scenario.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Os desafios na comunicação da filantropia comunitária e de justiça social

July 2, 2021

This publication brings together a series of four reports carried out with the communicators of the member organisations of the Philanthropy Network for Social Justice (Rede). The articles published are the result of press conferences held in mid-2020 to map and analyse the challenges for communication in community philanthropy and social justice and give visibility to the communication strategies developed by the thematic and community funds that make up the Network.Esta publicação reúne uma série de quatro reportagens realizada com os/as comunicadores/as das organizações membros da Rede de Filantropia para a Justiça Social (Rede). As reportagens publicadas são fruto de entrevistas coletivas realizadas em meados de 2020 com a finalidade de mapear e analisar os desafios para a comunicação na filantropia comunitária e de justiça social e dar visibilidade às estratégias de comunicação desenvolvidas pelos fundos temáticos e comunitários que integram a Rede.

Grassroots and community philanthropy; Latin America and the Caribbean

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