Fernando Henrique Cardoso
"The very nature of peace-making demands dealing with those you are fundamentally opposed to. We make peace with our enemies, not our friends."
Former President of Brazil
“Citizens have in themselves the inherent right to participate in civic life. It is this right which the government should enshrine, by providing both the structure (rule of law, elections, rights) and the democratic space for people to participate.”
Acclaimed sociologist and political scientist
“You cannot say ‘women have to struggle for their rights’. No, it is a common struggle. Men have to understand that if you want democracy, the starting point is equality.”
Ending the war on drugs
“Prohibition is not the solution to the drug question. We are proposing a kind of paradigm change: instead of war, health.”