Fellows Ashoka Brasil

Os Fellows são empreendedores sociais reconhecidos pela Ashoka por terem soluções inovadoras para os principais problemas sociais que enfrentamos, com verdadeiro potencial para mudar padrões na sociedade. Eles demonstram grande comprometimento com suas causas e seus projetos, provando que empatia, criatividade e colaboração são poderosas ferramentas para promover transformações sustentáveis e sistêmicas. Os empreendedores sociais da Ashoka estão espalhados por mais de 60 países ao redor do mundo, e atuam nos mais diversos campos.

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Campo de trabalho: Economic Development

Terri Valle de Aquino grew up in Acre, the very poor and thinly populated state on the southwestern edge of Brazil's Amazon basin. He returned to work with the indigenous peoples there and is now setting out to help them and their traditional enemies, the rubber tappers, learn to collaborate and work together economically and politically. This collaboration is as important to the rainforest as...

Cidade: Recife
Campo de trabalho: Human Rights

Ana Veloso is helping women in Brazil to identify subtle forms of discrimination and empowers them to demand political change. As a black woman from the country’s Northeast, she aims to bring new faces and perspectives to Brazil’s feminist movement and to communicate the feminist agenda across a wider range of public life.

Campo de trabalho: Learning/Education
Campo de trabalho: Human Rights

A recognized and respected leader in the area of human rights, Oscar Vilhena Vieira has pioneered the creation of a range of projects and activities in the human rights field both, in Brazil, to ensure that human rights guaranteed in the constitution come to be respected in practice and, at the international level, to change the focus from North-South linkages to South-South dialogue and...

Campo de trabalho: Civic Engagement

Through the Instituto Sou da Paz (I’m for Peace Institute), Denis Mizne supports the disarmament of the population, the democratization of schools, and the improvement of police institutions in Brazil’s most impoverished regions, where the high rate of criminality is fed by the arms trade. Through campaigns and citizen mobilization, Denis influences public policy related to security at the...

Cidade: Sao Paulo
Campo de trabalho: Civic Engagement

Bia Barbosa is strengthening the public will and institutional mechanisms needed to open the Brazilian media to greater public participation.

Cidade: Rio de Janeiro
Campo de trabalho: Human Rights

Cláudia Marina Werneck Arguelhas promotes social inclusion of the disabled using workshops involving school-age participants, both with and without disabilities, helping them to recognize the value of diversity and to become agents of social inclusion.

Cidade: Belo Horizonte
Campo de trabalho: Health

Erika Foureaux is driven by the conviction that all children, whether they are “differently-abled” or not, must be given the opportunity to reach their full potential as citizens and community members. She is developing products and services that respect the principles of universal design in order to promote the integration of “diffabled” children in Brazilian society.  

Cidade: São Paulo
Campo de trabalho: Learning/Education

Through her project, Expedição Vaga Lume (Firefly Expedition), which delivers libraries to rural communities in Amazonia and trains teachers to be "Reading Mediators," Laís Fleury Cunha is contributing to the literacy of children in the region and encouraging children to take pleasure in reading, expanding their opportunities for personal development.

Cidade: Rio de Janeiro
Campo de trabalho: Human Rights

With a developed set of interventions to prevent violence before it ever occurs, Gary Barker is changing the culture of violence in marginalized communities in Brazil and around the world.