Marielle Franco was murdered in a drive-by shooting in March 2018. Her killers and those behind the plot to assassinate her have still not been brought to justice, over a year later.

Marielle dedicated her life to speaking out for LGBTI, black and women’s rights in Brazil. She paid the ultimate price for defending human rights.

Demand a full, independent investigation into her murder by signing our petition to the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro.

LGBTI campaigner killed for her activism

Marielle's story

On 14 March 2018 Marielle attended a workshop about empowering young black women. 

Less than two hours after leaving the workshop, she was being driven through the city when a car with two men inside pulled up alongside her vehicle.

They fired nine shots, four of which struck Marielle. The car then sped off, leaving both Marielle and her driver dead.

Her legacy

As a black, bisexual woman born in the favela, Marielle faced a lifetime of abuse and injustice. But she never let this hold her back. Marielle dedicated her life to making Brazil a more fair and equal place. She was an incredible human rights defender.

She became a councillor for Rio city in 2016. Among many inspiring initiatives, she used her position to work with the Rio de Janeiro Lesbian Front, presenting a bill to create a day of lesbian visibility in the city.

She refused to stay silent about police killings and continued to speak out against injustice right up until hours before her brutal killing in March 2018.

The investigation

The police investigation into Marielle’s death has been shrouded in secrecy. 

It was reported that the bullets that killed Marielle were from a batch bought by the federal police.

We must find the truth.

We can’t bring Marielle back, but we can fight for justice for her partner Monica whom she planned to marry, and everyone who loves and misses her. 
 
Together, our voices are powerful. Will you join us by demanding that Brazil conducts a full, independent investigation into her murder?

SIGN THE PETITION