Research Report #01
Repository of Civil Society Initiatives against the Pandemic
The Struggle of Civil Society Groups in Brazil’s Urban Peripheries (March – June 2020)
Rebecca Abers and Marisa von Bülow
In this first research report, we draw a broad profile of civil society initiatives that emerged between March and June 2020, based both on our own mapping and on other initiatives launched across the country. We focus here specifically on mobilizations conducted in urban peripheries, rather than attempting to describe the vast diversity of civil society initiatives taking place throughout Brazil. The text also offers initial reflections on the repertoires of collective action in use, the goals and agendas mobilized and the relation (or rather lack of one) between these initiatives and public policy efforts to confront the pandemic. Access the report in Portuguese and In English.