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    Early-stage Entrepreneurs Can Drive New Social Movements

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    When we say these emerging leaders mine their personal experiences, we mean they tap into their own history and context to uncover discrete issues

    In Memoriam: Kenyan Human Rights Activist Ken Wafula (1973-2018)

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    The global Ashoka community mourns the loss of Kenyan human rights activist Ken Wafula

    In an era of vast flows of unfiltered information, when the general public often cannot distinguish between science, pseudoscience and anti-science, Theo creatively engages schools, scientists, journalists, and the general public to create a culture of science literacy.

    Carlo is working to end the segregation of Europe’s most marginalized populations, the Roma, by working at the institutional, community and civil society levels to transform the conventional approach to the issue from an ethnic perspective to a socio-economic one.

    Massimo completely reframes the rules in which soccer is played to promote empathy, team-work, inclusion and leadership in young people and adults, in a way that appeals to everyone playing soccer—from professional soccer players to children with a wide range of talents, in every context.

    How One Ashoka Fellow In Kolkata Is Helping The Homeless And The Mentally Ill

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    Homeless. Mentally ill. Living on the street. Filthy. Name forgotten. Family forgotten. Nearly naked. Muttering mysterious words.

    Amina Evangelista Swanepoel is dramatically changing the lives of women and youth in the Philippines by confronting the deep-rooted culture of stigma and misinformation surrounding reproductive and sexual health. By implementing an approach that prioritizes empowerment and community wellbeing, Amina is able to transform the discourse from a morally polarizing issue to one that recognizes reproductive rights as a vital aspect of the country’s overall health and development.

    Carlo is working to end the segregation of Europe’s most marginalized populations, the Roma, by working at the institutional, community and civil society levels to transform the conventional approach to the issue from an ethnic perspective to a socio-economic one.

    Through his organization Epic Collective, Johnson is harnessing the power of collective impact by creating a collaborative model for community development. All parties are empowered to take action, and communities in need are no longer viewed as the other, but as an equal player in community work.

    María is working in a sustained and responsible manner in the recognition, defense and realization of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people with disabilities. Although their specific focus is on people with disabilities, their actions reach the population as a whole and are oriented towards making Paraguay a better place to live. As President of the Saraki Foundation, María works by helping to detect social problems and providing real solutions.