| 28-11-2016

The Guarani and Kaiowá peoples' human right to food

The report “The Guarani and Kaiowá Peoples’ Human Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition – A Holistic Approach”, offers an interpretation of the situation of the communities from human rights perspective, thereby exposing ongoing violations.

The Guarani and Kaiowá people in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS) have been subjects of historic and systemic human rights violations. Various civil society, national and international organizations and networks have recorded and come forward with complaints to that effect. The severity of those violations have even been recorded in official documents published by the State of Brazil, for example the Final Report by the CNV (Comissão Nacional da Verdade: National Truth Commission) and the Figueiredo Report.

With a view to bringing together concrete data on the violations against the Guarani and Kaiowá in MS and the severity of the damage caused by those violations, in 2013, FIAN Brazil and CIMI-MS carried out socio-economic and nutritional research in three representative communities: Guaiviry, Ypo’i and Kurusu Ambá. This research confirmed how severely all the communities’ human rights had been violated. It was conducted with the technical support of consultants and FIAN International’s Secretariat, in cooperation with the Council of the Aty Guasu and local indigenous leaders, with support from HEKS/EPER.

With the results of the 2013 research, FIAN Brazil and FIAN International supported the drafting of the report “The Guarani and Kaiowá Peoples’ Human Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition – A Holistic Approach”, which offers an interpretation of this research from a human rights perspective, with a view to joining the efforts to expose the violations suffered by the Guarani and Kaiowá in MS and support actions demanding their human rights guaranteed under national and international laws.

You can download the executive summary     here (EN)
You can access the full report in     here (PT)