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Francimar Fernandes has created a way to access Quilombola communities that are completely invisible even to the Quilombola movement, Francimar supports them recover their identity to access basic rights and self-organize to autonomously go after their rights and economic sustainability.

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Didier Ketels

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2008

Belgium

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Didier Ketels a fondé Droits Quotidiens dans le but de former des travailleurs sociaux à la fonction juridique afin qu’ils puissent simplifier le langage juridique et aider les personnes désavantagées à résoudre rapidement et simplement leurs problèmes légaux. Droits Quotidiens garanti à...

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Based on his experience as a penitentiary system inmate, Ronaldo Monteiro is transforming how society views convicts. By constructing support networks and promoting entrepreneurialism, he is proving that ex-prisoners can be productive members of society and can break the cycle of repeat-offending.

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Edward Edilbi

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2014

Canada

Edward Edilbi is introducing a new way to empower, integrate and build social capital in scattered, immigrant populations that have been affected by a political crisis or natural disaster. Using diaspora networks, he enables refugees to play an active and productive role, thus changing their status...

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Paulo Lima

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2006

Brazil

Paulo Lima founded a low-cost, effective print publication to spark the participation of children and teenagers in civic life and decision-making. He also helps adult readers understand and respect the perspectives of young people on issues of critical importance to the community.

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Olivier-Hugues Terreault

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2014

Brazil

Olivier-Hugues Terreault is preparing Brazilian society to be able to care for their growing elderly population. Through an innovative clowning therapy, he is equipping caregivers and seniors themselves with tools for communication, meanwhile his work with decision makers and the general population...

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Marinalva Santana

Ashoka Fellow since fév 2014

Brazil

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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Pierre Rabhi

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2009

France

DÉVELOPPER L’AGRO-ÉCOLOGIE POUR ASSURER L’AUTONOMIE ALIMENTAIRE ET UN LIEN DURABLE HOMME / NATURE 

 

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Pierre Rabhi interroge l’industrialisation galopante de l’agriculture et ses pratiques intensives qui n’assurent pourtant pas l’autonomie alimentaire, et au contraire...

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Delfina Irazusta

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2015

Argentina

Delfina Irazusta is stimulating economic development and improved governance in under-resourced municipalities in Argentina. Through workshops and cross-city visits with mayors and municipal staff, she offers a framework for collaboration and new tools so that municipalities can tackle their own and...

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