Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Alicia Leal's work was prepared when Alicia Leal was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Alicia Leal, a Mexican educator, is fostering a social consciousness about violence against women. Alicia is empowering women to demand their human rights through her organization, Alternativas Pacificas (Peaceful Alternatives), and has established a multidisciplinary model for victim treatment to be implemented by the federal government. In collaboration with the civil and public sectors, Alicia is fomenting a cultural awareness about violence and leading policy implementation towards victim treatment.
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