Topic : Civic Engagement
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Social entrepreneurship is not a partisan issue. But changemaking—seeking to effect a positive change in a community—is inevitably a political act. And voting is an integral part of that act. Unfortunately, racial and ethnic discriminatory practices often prevent participation for everyone. A few US Fellows have come up with innovative solutions to break down some of the barriers.
Hungarian journalist Attila Mong made news himself in 2010 when he publicly protested a controversial and repressi
Lucia Nader is working to hold the Brazilian government accountable for its foreign policy regarding human rights, and is breaking a long history of South-South complicity of inaction and supposed neutrality.
Maria do Socorro created Instituto Nossa Ilhéus to cultivate citizenship in municipalities, addressing both population and politicians. On one hand, she connects citizens with their civic role, engaging them through radio, social media, theatre, and workshops. On the other, she monitors politicians and their work, reminding them of their public role.