Maria José Jaime
Fellow Since 1994
INESC Instituto de Estudos Sócio-Econômicos
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Maria José Jaime's work was prepared when Maria José Jaime was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994.
Building on her previous work in developing a major public policy research and advocacy organization and in launching the Movement for Ethics in Politics (the group that organized the nationwide protests that led to the impeachment of President Fernando Collor in 1992), Maria José Jaime is now coordinating a national campaign against hunger and poverty in Brazil. In addition to mobilizing immediate, concrete actions to alleviate hunger, malnutrition and related problems, the campaign is attempting to stimulate popular demand for public policies that will effectively address the needs of the country's poor over the long term.
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