Patricia Ariza

Ashoka Fellow
Colombia
Fellow Since 1997
Corporación Colombiana de Teatro
This description of Patricia Ariza's work was prepared when Patricia Ariza was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
Introduction
Patricia Ariza is promoting social empowerment among Colombia's most excluded sectors of society, including indigenous people, blacks, drug addicts, women displaced by violence, and especially youth. Her movement enables these groups to engage with society at large, and in safe community-based settings to present their own solutions to the country's problems of poverty, violence, guerrilla groups, drug trafficking, corruption, refugees, and other social issues.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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