The Núcleo dos Direitos da Pró-Reitoria de Cultura e Extensão da Universidade de São Paulo  aims to encourage and support actions of the university that between culture and extension actions, teaching and research, contributing towards an engagement in cultural construction, scientific, technical and policy of a fair, free and democratic society. In this sense, it brings together initiatives that are in human rights, in their individual expressions, and social policies, a common reference to the pursuit of overcoming inequity, exclusion, discrimination and stigmatisation of individuals and collectivities.

Basis of the relationship between universally defensible values of mutual recognition and human emancipation and the construction of answers to particularized needs – according to social identities (class, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation), the life cycle (children, youth , elderly) and physical and mental disabilities – the horizon of rights is shown as a powerful perspective for solidarity and plural construction of the various programs and projects that constitute this core.

Therefore, we can say that the programs presented here come from the initiative and the work of teachers, staff and students from different sectors of the University, constitute a positive response to the undeniable commitment to the contemporary, synthesized in the words of the sociologist Boaventura de Souza Santos: “fight for equality whenever the differences and fight for the differences whenever equality decharacterize us”.