Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2002
This description of Jorge Lyra's work was prepared when Jorge Lyra was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
Jorge Lyra, a trained psychologist, is cultivating a more active role for young fathers in Brazilian society. He hopes to increase men's access to networks of parent support services, which are typically reserved for new mothers. By promoting responsible fatherhood, Jorge intends to improve family healthcare significantly and ameliorate some of the problems associated with absentee parenthood.
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