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Reference : V-P-BR-E-00502
Date : 24/05/2022
Country/Region : BRAZIL
Caption : Metropolitan Region of Fortaleza, municipality of Aquiraz, Auri Moura Costa Female Penal Institute. Around 200 inmates attend a presentation on the ICRC’s work in Brazil and around the world.
Photographer : ALMEIDA, Camila
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article 27.05.2022:
" Brazil: A story about Mandela
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).

Socorro Matias, director of the Auri Moura Costa Women’s Prison, stresses the importance of gaining new knowledge through initiatives such as the Mandela Campaign. “The Prison Administration Department is devoting time and resources to ensuring we know how to treat the most vulnerable with special care. We feel greatly strengthened when we see that such an important organization is helping us and providing us with this top-notch knowledge about recommended practices.”

In partnership with the Ceará State Prison Administration Department, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) carried out the activity "A story about Mandela" at the Irmã Imelda Lima Pontes Prison and the Auri Moura Costa Women's Prison, as part of the campaign to promote the Nelson Mandela Rules, which are universally agreed standards that guide countries on the treatment of people deprived of their liberty."
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