Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1989
Inter-American Institute on Disability (IID)
This description of Rosângela berman Bieler's work was prepared when Rosângela berman Bieler was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
Rosangela Bieler, a 32-year-old journalist and paraplegic, is the founder and president of the Independent Living Center of Rio de Janeiro, an organization which is spearheading the movement of disabled Brazilians to win full citizenship.
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