Sylvio Jose de Oliveira has created an independent, voluntary program in the Rio de Janeiro state prison system designed to prevent AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases from spreading among and through the inmates. The focus of this program is to provide health and hygiene information, and...Read more
Ashoka Fellow since Nov 1990
Planning consultant Raul Jungmann is tackling nothing less than the entire justice and security system in Brazil, working to reform its archaic institutions through popular participation.Read more
Credible accountability for atrocities such as war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity requires criminal justice professionals, trained to work internationally, who can be on the spot rapidly to obtain and preserve evidence. Yet national and international institutions often cannot find...
Ashoka Fellow since Dec 2000
Building on his personal, educational, and professional experience with the Brazilian penitentiary system, Roberto da Silva is implementing a comprehensive system for community co-management of prisons that provides citizen institutions with the technical training and partnerships necessary to turn...Read more