FASE’s mission is to contribute to building a democratic society that actively promotes alternatives to today’s dominant development model, with environmental justice and universal social, economic, cultural, environmental, civil and political rights as a starting point to achieve the inclusion of that large share of the country’s population still subjected to conditions of inequality, poverty and discrimination.
Progress towards the creation of a political camp that is critical of the dominant approach to development, as a contribution to the collective dispute for a Brazil grounded in substantive democracy and socio-environmental sustainability. Social and political mobilization of Brazilian society is both the necessary condition and the means for the achievement of stronger human rights, of a new agenda for alternatives to the development model, of public policies, through new forms of social control, and of social participation, to change the lives of the majority of the population.
The pursuit of four major causes helps all of FASE’s activities coalesce in its three-year plans, which integrate the work of its teams and provide a more global overview of problems and obstacles raised by Brazil’s dominant development model. The four causes are: The Right to the City with Socio-Environmental Justice; Promotion of Food and Nutritional Sovereignty and Security with Agroecology; Promotion of Environmental Justice with the Defense of the Commons and Territorial Rights; and Organizing Women as Subjects of Rights.