FavelaLAB - ODS nas favelas

A Peacemaking Project by Daniel C.

What is the injustice we are solving?

The slums around the world are marked by poverty, hunger, difficulty in accessing education, justice, and social discussions that still do not find much space as well as the issue of gender and the LGBT community. Favelas have been a major challenge for many years, both in terms of violence and state abandonment. But the counter-narrative only grows, more than eleven million of Brazilians live in shanty towns according to government data, and most of them are young people. According to research published by the Getulio Vargas Foundation, entrepreneurship is today one of the main weapons against social inequality that afflicts favelas. The Lab will potentiate, expand and generate more opportunities for young leaders create their own projects to promote and protect human rights inside the favelas and to stop the cycle of poverty and exclusion these communities face and just make the violence grows.