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Ashoka Fellow since Feb 2021

Denmark

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Jimmy Westerheim

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2021

Norway

By facilitating conversation about mental health across culture, ideology and age, Jimmy Westerheim is reframing struggle as fundamentally human to bridge the isolation that stigma associated with struggles and mental health too often brings.

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Theo Vaes

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Belgium

Theo Vaes involves thousands of citizens in his effort to change the condition of people living in poverty by raising their self-esteem and stop their societal stigmatization. He measures every step of this journey to build economic and social arguments aimed at changing policy-makers’ behavior. In...

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Sandor Lederer

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Hungary

Through his work in K-Monitor, Sandor aims to create a renewed sense of ownership and trust between the citizens and the public institutions of Hungary. By equipping citizens with tools and knowledge to fight the issue with a bottom-up approach, and by bringing decision makers on the same page to...

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Lisette Reuter

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Germany

While cultural participation is a human right, society has failed to make it widely accessible. Understanding that inclusion is broadly perceived as complicated and costly to achieve, Lisette sets out to change the practice of key stakeholders in the cultural sector, build an inclusive network with...

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Emilia Roig

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Germany

Emilia is transforming the way discrimination is understood and addressed in European societies, thereby promoting a more holistic and collaborative approach to anti-discrimination and equality work. In doing so, she is building the capacity of civil society groups and grassroot organizations across...

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Francesco Tonucci

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Italy
La Città dei Bambini

Francesco envisions a world where every child in every city is safe and has the right to play. To do this, he has built a globally scaled model which gives children autonomy and puts them at the center of governance decisions as cities rapidly develop.

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Carmen Gheorghe

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Romania

Long after Roma slavery ended, Roma women across Europe still face structural inequalities (social, cultural, economic), which prevent them from taking active societal roles. In this context, Carmen empowers Roma women to own their unique voice, become changemakers in their communities, and write a...

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Gemma Galdon

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Spain

Gemma is changing the way technology is created through her innovative algorithms audit methodology which ensures technology does not replicate the biases and injustices present in real-life decision-making tools. Gemma works to shift the mindset of governments, companies, and public opinion to...

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Fran Díaz

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2020

Spain

Fran is empowering every child in the world in need of protheses and orthopedic supports to become the protagonist in the identification of their needs and the design of their solutions supported by a multidisciplinary community.

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