Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
This description of Denis Mizne's work was prepared when Denis Mizne was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
Through the Instituto Sou da Paz (I’m for Peace Institute), Denis Mizne supports the disarmament of the population, the democratization of schools, and the improvement of police institutions in Brazil’s most impoverished regions, where the high rate of criminality is fed by the arms trade. Through campaigns and citizen mobilization, Denis influences public policy related to security at the local and national level.
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