Oficina de Defensoría de los Derechos de la Infancia, A.C. (ODI)

Margarita Griesbach is improving the Mexican legal system by bringing cases before the Supreme Court that highlight procedural flaws, contradictions, and mistakes in the justice system. The Court’s rulings then provide guidelines that protect all parties in future cases and pave the way for systemic reform.


By promoting awareness of corruption and giving young people the training and confidence to combat it, Nicolás Hernández has spurred a powerful anti-corruption movement in Colombia.

Rationing Kruti Samiti

Leena Joshi is creating a broad-based movement, led primarily by marginalized women, to reform the Indian government's centralized food subsidy system. She is seeking policy changes that will reduce corruption, make the system accountable to its beneficiaries, and result in more equitable and transparent food distribution.


Arvind Kejriwal uses a new state law to fight corruption in India, training ordinary citizens to secure transparency and accountability at all levels of government.

Pałuki TV

Drawing on his considerable experience as a publisher of local newspapers, Dominik is creating a new operating model to ensure that all Polish citizens have access to independent local press. His bottom-up approach has created a movement among first generation local publishers, strengthened their watchdog capabilities, and uncovered new sources of financial sustainability. Dominik’s...


Marco Lara is changing the way that crimes are reported to the public in order to protect human rights and professionalize the media sector in Mexico. Through the Program of Media and Access to Information of the Institute of Criminal and Procedural Justice, Marco has built a standard for communicating about crime, working with journalists, government officials, and the public in order to...


Roma Malik has worked closely with forest tribes, local authorities, and the judicial system to design a forest governance model for her native India. She is ensuring that the marginalised forest tribes often neglected by the State are included in the policy-making process, and that they benefit from pending legislation. Her work is significant at a time of rapid privatisation of forest land...

Proyecto Soberania Popular

Joakín Mayorga shows Colombia's small towns how to develop local "sovereignty" as a way of dispelling corruption and violence and laying foundations for development.

Universidad Coherente

A recent university graduate, Jorge Mori is positioning public university students to become the competent and socially relevant professionals Peru needs for its development.  

Community Station

To sustain citizen participation and entrench good governance, Som Nath Aryal is building a system of independent community radio stations. People—organized around common interests and community needs—communicate, advocate, celebrate, and provide a vital flow of information to develop their towns and villages together. This process accumulates social capital, holds government officials’...

South Africa
The Centre for Conflict Resolution

Laurie Nathan, through specialized information gathering and dissemination to as many key decision makers as possible, is building a center that will seek to shape the role the police and military will play in South Africa's future.


Angkhana Neelapaichit aims to end torture, arbitrary detention, forced disappearance and impunity in Thailand, where an effective law addressing these issues does not yet exist. In 2006 she founded Working Group on Justice for Peace (WGJP) to both respond to individual incidents of forced disappearance and state brutality, and to push for systematic reforms and government accountability. WGJP...

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