Ashoka Fellow
Venezuela
Fellow Since 2000
Mirador Democrático
This description of Mercedes De Freitas's work was prepared when Mercedes De Freitas was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Introduction
Mercedes De Freitas is building a movement for citizen participation in governance and social activism by helping Venezuelans understand the opportunities and threats their democracy faces and the importance of the people's participation in legal and structural reform.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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