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Sierra James

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2015

East Timor

After 12 years of independence, Timorese people are still living in the ongoing cycles of violence that has become “naturally accepted” as part of their life. The impact of the violence at home, schools, streets, and by the existing institution, legal frameworks and protection systems are still...

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Aniceto Guterres Lopes

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 1998

East Timor

Aniceto Guterres Lopes is educating the citizens of East Timor to better understand their legal rights; and to begin using these rights as vehicles for legal and political change. He is helping East Timor professionalize the practice of law to help it develop an enduring capacity for resistance to...

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Florentino Sarmento

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 1991

East Timor
CRS

Florentino Sarmento, by building a large number of self-managing economic development groups in previously war-torn East Timor, is allowing his society to reestablish local self-reliance, thereby gaining self-respect. Ultimately both are prerequisites to the restoration of trust and harmony, and to...

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