ATINI is a non-profit organization, based in Brasília – Brazil, internationally acknowledged for its pioneering role in defending the rights of indigenous children.
Atini is made up of indigenous leaders, anthropologists, linguists, lawyers, religious representatives, politicians and educators, and nurtures a deep respect for indigenous cultures.
We are Indigenous, we are Brazilian citizens! Whether living in the city or in the village, we do not abandon the riches of our cultures, but we believe that we are fully capable of distinguishing between what is good and what is harmful to Indigenous life and culture.Edson Bakairi
Breaking The Silence
An award winning documentary by the journalist and indigenous filmmaker Sandra Terena, this is the result of more than two years of interviews in various regions of the country, such as the Alto Xingu, for example.
Without judging values about practices in indigenous cultures, “BREAKING THE SILENCE” was intended to listen to and record the manifestations of indigenous people who felt the suffering caused by infanticide and therefore wish to be heard.
The documentary gathers reports from relatives of victims, offenders and survivors. There are also anthropologists, lawyers, religious representatives, indigenists and educators.
A young Indian woman was saved from collective rape by Atini. The report gained exclusive access to an anthropological report finalized in 2019 that brings a twist to a case that has as a background harmful cultural practices and the invisible heroes of infanticide....read more
Kayutiti Lulu Kamayurá (20) is a young indigenous woman of the Kamayurá tribe in Xingu, and was raised as the daughter of the Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights, Damares Alvesread more
A jornalista Sandra Terena, de Curitiba, foi anunciada na tarde desta quarta-feira (2) como Secretária Nacional de Políticas de Promoção da Igualdade Racial (SNPIR), antiga SEPPIR. O secretário-adjunto será Esequiel Roque do Espírito Santo, advogado, ele foi...read more
The investigative journalism center of Agora Paraná met with the young Kanhu Kamayurá, 19 years old. She is one of the dozens of infanticide survivors who received help from the NGO Atini.read more
ATINI – A Voice for Life, would like to make a public statement, through this letter, to clarify information carried by the media over the last few days, which involve the entity and the name of the future Minister of Human Rights, Damares Alves. We hereby inform that...read more
On the situation of the indigenous baby buried alive in Canarana-MT ATINI – A Voice for Life would like to publicly express itself in relation to the case of the indigenous baby buried alive on May 05 in Canarana-MT, and express its concern regarding the preventive...read more
Uma índia recém-nascida foi resgatada depois de ser enterrada viva pela família dela, nessa terça-feira (5), em Canarana, a 838 km de Cuiabá. A Polícia Militar informou ter recebido uma denúncia de que um bebê havia morrido logo após o parto e tinha sido enterrado no...read more
Exactly 10 years ago we had to make one of the most difficult decisions of our lives. A decision that completely changed the course of our history as a family. A decision that affected a nation.read more
The House of Representatives, at the end of August, approved Bill number 1057/07, which aims to combat harmful traditional practices in indigenous communities - such as infanticide or murder, sexual abuse, individual or collective rape, slavery, torture, abandonment...read more
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