Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

María Eugenia Aguilar helps young Salvadoran people apply native knowledge and skills to modern business, instilling pride in indigenous culture and preserving community ties.

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Julio Cesar Canizales, who lost his vision just before he turned 24, is organizing visually-impaired people to develop new job skills, while at the same time challenging the legislative framework which limits opportunities for the blind to participate fully in social and economic activity.

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Lorena Cuerno has designed a model to engage youngsters in the fight against street crime and social violence in El Salvador, building on their own forms of social organization and expression to explore more hopeful alternatives.

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development

Celina de Sola is accelerating community development by tearing down walls between government, business, and community groups, building a new culture of shared responsibility and cross-sector collaboration, rooted in trust.

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Nora Franco has developed an international strategy that uses personal testimonies for combating the impunity of human rights violators prevalent in post-dictatorship and war-torn Latin American countries.

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
Comité 25 de Noviembre

Drawing on her experience as a lawyer and women's rights activist, América Romualdo is creating an independent system of monitoring and follow-through to ensure the application of laws against domestic violence and accountability of the justice system.

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Drawing on his personal evolution from troubled youth to mature champion of conflict resolution and social activism, Magdaleno Rose-Avila is launching a daring initiative to combat the growing phenomenon of gang violence that is ravaging post-war El Salvador.

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

By developing a new process of horizontal democratic participation in a region of resettled war zones, Ramón Arístides Valencia is helping communities both identify their needs for reconstruction and development and find ways to meet them.