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Emilia Roig

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Germany

Emilia is transforming the way discrimination is understood and addressed in European societies, thereby promoting a more holistic and collaborative approach to anti-discrimination and equality work. In doing so, she is building the capacity of civil society groups and grassroot organizations across...

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Francesco Tonucci

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Italy
La Città dei Bambini

Francesco envisions a world where every child in every city is safe and has the right to play. To do this, he has built a globally scaled model which gives children autonomy and puts them at the center of governance decisions as cities rapidly develop.

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Carmen Gheorghe

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Romania

Long after Roma slavery ended, Roma women across Europe still face structural inequalities (social, cultural, economic), which prevent them from taking active societal roles. In this context, Carmen empowers Roma women to own their unique voice, become changemakers in their communities, and write a...

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Theo Vaes

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Belgium

Theo Vaes involves thousands of citizens in his effort to change the condition of people living in poverty by raising their self-esteem and stop their societal stigmatization. He measures every step of this journey to build economic and social arguments aimed at changing policy-makers’ behavior. In...

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Mark Campanale

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

United Kingdom

Opening a different front in the fight against global warming, Mark Campanale has designed a new way to understand the value of fossil fuel companies’ carbon stockpiles not only to change how financial analysts and fund managers determine investment risk but also to mobilize shareholders to demand...

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Sarah Zouak

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

France

Sarah is building a whole new generation of Muslim women who re-take ownership of their own narratives, having their voices finally represented in the debate about their rights and the discriminations they endure. She drives them through a healing and empowering journey that allows them to influence...

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Alain Werner

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Switzerland

Alain Werner is creating new spaces for stakeholders of the international criminal justice system, such as victims, NGOs, investigators, and lawyers, to work together with the aim of building the competency of, and ultimately strengthening, domestic judicial systems across the world to undertake...

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David Robinson

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

United Kingdom

Britain’s welfare state had become expansive and expensive by 1970. Successive governments reined in spending, and increasing reliance on market forces meant that business provided the template for increasingly transactional state welfare. David’s focus instead on building social relationships to...

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Daquan Oliver

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

United States
Daquan unleashes the full genius of underestimated communities and activates a hive of activity and exchange, proving that youth are at their best when they actually build things, including small businesses, their own confidence, and a mindset of “future-readiness.” Through WeThrive, Daquan engages...
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Priti Krishtel

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2020

United States
Priti is democratizing the drug patent system by increasing transparency, accountability, and public participation. She is working to shift the incentives that drive scientific progress in order to make life-saving medicines more affordable around the world. Priti wants to reinvent the patent system...
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