Neide Maria da Silva

Neide Maria da Silva

Founder
Equipe Técnica de Assessoria Pesquisa e Ação Social

As founder and executive director of one of Brazil’s most important non-governmental organizations, Neide has played a crucial role in building community organizations and civil society especially in the context of resistance to military rule. Her activities focus on gender, violence and human rights as well as land security issues. Her organization is active in monitoring state and municipal government urban policy, working to protect children, youth and families in slums, monitoring orphanages and protecting urban squatters from being evicted and brutalized. Neide is now working on international projects, including one involving youth from areas of extreme social exclusion in Brazil, South Africa, and Luxembourg.

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