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Roberto Chaves

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2011


Roberto “Beto” Chaves, a member of Rio de Janeiro’s police force, is rebuilding trust between Rio’s police and its favela communities. Through loosely structured “chats” in the community between police, ex-convicts and youth, Beto is breaking down the stereotypes and misconceptions that each group...

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Emily May

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2014

United States

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Pierre Foldès

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2015




En France, environ 600 000 femmes sont victimes de violences et seules 16% portent plainte. Les solutions existantes ne permettent pas de sortir une femme victime de violence de sa situation rapidement et sans pénibilité psychologique. Le coût pour la société des violences est de 4,5...

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Paula Wachter

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016


Child sexual abuse is a huge problem with consequences that affects everyone in Argentinean society. Talking about the issue has been taboo but Paula has been able to break down the barriers and change the societal mindset to promote a childhood free of violence.

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