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The work carried out by the Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education in the creation of the Basic Education Fund (FUNDEB)

Democratizing the access of the right to education has been one of the core issues of ActionAid’s work in Brazil, since its foundation, when together with other organizations it helped to create the Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education.
The Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education led the movement Fundeb for real! One of the crucial steps of that campaign took place in 2007 when the parliament approved the FUNDEB (The Basic Education Fund), a law that regulates the funding of basic public education in Brazil with an annual budget of 30 billion dollars to ensure the Right to Education to 50 million students. The process to get the law approved was an example of civil society’s participation, advocacy, mobilization, political pressure and critical engagement with the federal government and the parliament.
This film shows crucial moments of the movement Fundeb For Real! and it highlights the six strategies of the campaign:
institutional articulation
mobilization
communications
advocacy
production of knowledge
formation of social actors

 

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