The opening plenary of the 9th GIFE Congress brought together experts in various areas of social studies. Maria Alice Setubal, president of the advisory board of the Tide Setubal Foundation; Átila Roque, executive director of Amnesty International in Brazil; Ricardo Henriques, executive superintendent of the Unibanco Institute, and Oscar Vilhena, director of FGV Direito SP, met to discuss the agenda "The Brazil we have, the Brazil we want. Visions from politics, justice and society on the current situation".
"After 9 congresses, GIFE holds an opening plenary, putting on the table the importance of investing in human rights, talking about an unequal Brazil, the death of young black people at the hands of the police, gender inequality, the important value that democracy has for Brazilian society, the advances that the country has achieved since the 1988 Constitution until today. In different ways, the three commentators on the current situation in Brazil highlighted the importance of investing in social justice. And they also provoked social investors to be bold and take risks, to invest more in civil society organizations than in creating their own initiatives," says Amalia Fischer, general coordinator of the ELAS Fund.