In the world we live in, nothing is more urgent than the guarantee of human rights for all. For that to happen, we need to improve democratic processes, strengthen citizens and popular movements, and combat all forms of oppression, inequality and prejudice. It is in this spirit that we have been working since 1979.
We are a non-governmental, non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Brasília. For 40 years we have been working politically with partner organizations of civil society and social movements to raise a voice in national and international forums for public policy and human rights discussion, always keeping an eye on the public budget. We believe that understanding and interpreting this budget is a fundamental part of promoting and strengthening citizenship and guaranteeing the rights of all citizens.
We at INESC act as facilitators, collaborating to translate into a simple language the public budget by the population. We prepare children, youth, adults and social movements to understand this important instrument of distribution of public money, and from there, to oversee and challenge public authorities. This way they can demand that the state respect their fundamental rights.
We also produce and disseminate information and analysis to enrich the public debate, promote awareness and engagement campaigns, and work with the three branches of government (Executive, Legislative and Judiciary) to defend political positions in defense of democracy and human rights.
To contribute to the improvement of democratic processes with the aim of guaranteeing human rights, through dialogue with citizens, articulation and the strengthening of civil society to influence the national and international spaces of governance and the societal conscience.