Ashoka Fellow
Spain
Fellow Since 2010
    This description of Ana Bella Estevez's work was prepared when Ana Bella Estevez was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
    Introduction
    Ana Bella Estévez is shifting the focus of support programs that address gender-related violence. She works to empower abused women by leveraging their strengths and capabilities in order to regain self-confidence to begin the separation process from their abuser. Ana Bella creates peer-to-peer support networks of surviving women, who by example of their own experience of recovery convey a positive message. Ana Bella’s model is changing the current approach of available programs and resources to be better adapted to address women’s specific needs, thereby lowering the barriers to recovery.
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