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Fiona Sampson

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Canada

The Equality Effect uses international human rights law as a crowbar to pry open justice for women and girls around the world.  Drawing on a team of feisty international lawyers, the Equality Effect supports its regional legal partners to make women’s and girls’ rights real. This goal is achieved by...

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Ida Karpinska

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Poland

Ida Karpinska is redesigning the medical system in Poland to expand the care currently provided to women affected by gynecological cancers. In doing so, Ida is changing the paradigm of women’s health and sexual education in Poland. Ida’s goal is to create a preventive infrastructure that engages...

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Shubhendu Sharma

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

India

Shubhendu Sharma is changing the framework of urban landscaping and afforestation by influencing two key groups—government and corporations—to adopt methods that optimally use land to increase green cover.

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Darwin Figuera

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Venezuela

Through education Darwin Figuera is promoting a sea change in the culture of road safety in Venezuela, where mortality rates from motor vehicle accidents are among the highest in the world. Darwin promotes a comprehensive and compulsory course on road safety taught throughout the formal education...

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Miguel Angel Luengo-Oroz

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Spain

Miguel Luengo-Oroz has harnessed the power of disciplined global crowdsourcing to speed the process of medical image diagnosis and to reduce its costs. This is key because this critical step has been bottlenecked relying on manual procedures by specialists, especially in poor areas.

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Sanjeev Kumar

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

India

Sanjeev Kumar is socially and economically empowering women from the poorest communities in the mountain and desert regions of India through the financially viable but often overlooked practice of small livestock husbandry. Sanjeev makes women the key drivers of the entire cycle of small livestock...

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Pedro Medrano

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Spain

Pedro Medrano has developed a simplified management model for collective land ownership and having been incorporated in the relevant legal codes, is restoring the links among disparate owners, rekindling local pride, facilitating effective land management, and generating added incomes in the...

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Emma-Jane Cross

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

United Kingdom

For over a decade, Emma-Jane Cross has worked throughout the UK to transform the country’s endemic culture of bullying. Having designed highly effective peer-to-peer mentoring methodologies and rolled them out into thousands of schools through the organization BeatBullying, Emma-Jane began to...

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Milesh Hamlai

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

India

Milesh Hamlai is creating a new system of community-based rehabilitation for the mentally ill, by employing religious faith healers as the key influencers in communities to access psychiatric services for them.

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Ileana La Rosa

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Venezuela

Ileana La Rosa is preparing poor, marginalized women to succeed in high-quality, well-paying technical jobs. By partnering with a vast network of businesses, Ileana has achieved higher rates of employment than any program in Venezuela, and plans to leverage these partnerships to expand nationally.

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