Diversity Policies Clinic
The Diversity Policies Clinic of FGV Sao Paulo Law School has the purpose to engage students and members of Brazilian civil society in the development of products for the effective application of human rights, with a practical and social perspective.
Thus, the clinic is divided in two stages: first, the students participate in a theoretical immersion in the chosen theme of the semester, by reading articles and other kinds of publications on that topic, and engage in conversation circles with scholars, members of civil society, and relevant political agents in the field. In a second stage, students and partners proceed to elaborate academic products that aim to solve a relevant situation within the chosen subject.
An example of this dynamics is reflected on the work developed in one of the first editions of the Diversity Policies Clinic. Based on studies on policies to fight homophobia in Brazil and around the world, students engaged in the production of two documents, in partnership with the National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals (Antra), Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites, Transsexuals and Intersex (ABGLT), and National Network of Public Security Operators LGBTI+ (Renosp): (i) a police protocol for homophobic violence in Brazil, which provides guidelines on how police approaches should be conducted in cases involving the LGBTQIA+ population; and (ii) a technical note that shows the current status of LGBTQIA+ violence in Brazil, and suggests some potential solutions to improve this situation in Brazil, based on examples of other countries.
In 2021, the scope of the Diversity Policies Clinic focuses on the Brazilian electoral situation, and on potential representation policies. A technical note and a resolution proposal will be prepared and sent to the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), to foster the debate on political violence, black applications, LGBTQIA+ applications, and the steps to make Brazilian politics more diverse.
Police Protocol to fight homophobic violence in Brazil
The protocol aims to guide the police force and assist in its performance in cases of homotransphobia, based on the guidelines for the police approach, and the procedures for making reports, thus covering from the victims’ reception to the criminal classification of behaviors.
Access the report of the research “The LGBTQIA+ Violence in Brazil”
The LGBTQIA+ Violence in Brazil
The technical note gathered data and provides an overview of the violence suffered by the LGBTQIA+ community in Brazil, in addition to making society aware of the alarming scenario of underreporting of these episodes of homophobic violence in the country. Furthermore, it seeks to establish potential parameters and guidelines to fight underreporting and data shortage, and suggests policies and recommendations for fighting homophobia in Brazil, based on national and international experiences.
Access the Technical Note LGBTQIA+ Violence in Brazil