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Emily May

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2014

United States

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Marinalva Santana

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2014


Having secured the legal foundation for the human rights of the LGBT community through judicialization, Marinalva is now reinforcing mainstream support of the LGBT community in public life and at home.

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Maria (Nina) do Socorro de Magalhães

Ashoka Fellow since mai 1996


Through community radio stations that focus on gender, the environment and sustainable development issues from women's perspectives, Nina Magalhães is creating new job and life opportunities for rural women in Brazil.

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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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Marli Márcia da Silva

Ashoka Fellow since mar 2006


Without legally established paternity, 30 percent of Brazil’s children raised by single mothers face lifelong stigma and limited financial means. Marli da Silva promotes the full citizenship and material and affective support of children abandoned by their fathers by supporting single mothers. She...

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Laurindo Garcia

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2015


Laurindo is creating replicable online communities that enable LGBT and HIV-positive youth to connect and collaborate with community organizations, service providers, government institutions – and one another – to accelerate the movement for gay rights and sexual health in Southeast Asia and beyond...

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Riccarda Zezza

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2016


Riccarda believes that maternity leave should be understood by parents, colleagues and employers as a time of profound learning, rather than simply time away from work.

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Carmen Velasco

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016


For over 25 years, Carmen has dedicated her life to ensuring that women at the base of the pyramid have access to the capital and support needed to transform their lives and improve their families’ standard of living. As the cofounder of ProMujer, a pioneer organization in the field of microfinance...

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Jacira Melo

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2005


Mass communication plays a key role in cementing cultural beliefs about gender and behaviors that may encourage discrimination. Jacira Melo founded the Instituto Patrícia Galvão to join together media and women’s rights organizations so that they could collaborate on issues of gender discrimination...

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Inna Hudaya

Ashoka Fellow since mai 2017


Inna serves the hidden population of Indonesian women who are pregnant but can not easily obtain information or see a doctor because of social and legal barriers.

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