‘Teacher, we are hungry’. The violation of Quilombolas students’ right to adequate food, a case study

Roseane do Socorro Gonçalves Viana, Anne C. Bellows

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Abstract

This article presents a case study of a school located in the Quilombola area in the northeast of Brazil. Quilombolas are African descendants and one of the most food and nutritionally insecure groups in Brazil. The main objective is to describe the importance of availability and accessibility of information in protecting rights within the School Feeding Program. Findings reveal that a violation of the right to food was made by the judiciary leading to a lack of food in the school; duty bearers and operators of recourse mechanisms dealt with the violation inadequately. In conclusion, dissemination of information and duty bearers’ related obligations are critical for the enforceability of the right to food.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)774-794
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Human Rights
Volume18
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2014

Keywords

  • Enforceability
  • Human rights violations
  • Quilombola
  • Right to adequate food
  • School feeding program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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