Grassroots International is pleased to announce our support to Via Campesina-Brazil’s Youth Collective. The Youth Collective is a broad coalition of rural and urban working class youth dedicated to support training and networking between young people organizing for social justice in Brazil. Via Campesina-Brazil, formed by seven peasant, indigenous, women and youth organizations, is leading several initiatives through the Youth Collective to educate young people about the impacts of neo-liberalism and globalization, empower new generations of organizers through learning exchange and establish new alliances with counterpart organizations in urban areas.
The Youth Collective is organizing its National Conference in the State University of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The First National Conference, Linking Urban and Rural Youth, is expected to gather 1,400 participants from 27 states of Brazil. Through the generosity of our donors, Grassroots International was able to make a small contribution to the empowerment of young people in Brazil.