A Kids Rigts Initiative


Brazil: IBISS

The project fund for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2008 funded two projects against social exclusion of children and youngsters in the favelas (slums); “Favela Força on tour” and “Vila Cruzeiro on-line”.
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2008 Winner Mayra Avellar Neves

In 2008, Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu presented Mayra Avellar Neves, at the age of 17, the Children’s Peace Prize, for her ongoing fight against the violence in the favelas (slums) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and her own favela, Vila Cruzeiro, in particular.

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Who were there in 2008

Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Laureate 1984, South Africa

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