Local Initiative to fight modern slavery in the city of Rio de Janeiro

Coperativa Maravilha

History in the port area Historians report that during the 18th century and part of the 19th century, approximately one million Africans disembarked in Rio de Janeiro, precisely at Valongo Quay. Directed to the fattening warehouses or cemeteries, these Africans populated the port area, tenements, and slums. Some names have been given to this region, […]

Concept and laws on modern slavery in Brazil


The connection between human rights, trafficking in persons and modern slavery The eradication of slave labour in Brazil is associated with the preservation of human dignity and therefore it is on the list of human rights to be protected. It’s a consensus among human rights authors in Brazil that the transformation of human beings into […]