Tag: Notícias

A special year for the Black Pearls

5/December/2017

The Black Pearls have many reasons to celebrate these holidays, after a year of hard work, victories, new achievements and exciting challenges ahead. The football team created by Viva Rio in Haiti to generate social impact has found consecration in Rio, with local and refugee athletes seeing their dreams of raising the trophy come true. […]

New horizons in Haiti

4/December/2017

Viva Rio has been in Haiti for 13 years now and these holidays, with the partnership of the Government of Canada, we are renewing our presence in the country. Last November 29 we launched, with Haiti’s National Police, the Blue, Red and Green project, that works towards an integrated approach to security and development at […]

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

11/October/2017

Viva Rio started as a simple demonstration, an act of rebellion against the wave of violence that hit Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s. From the very beginning we acted in an atypical way, bringing people from the favelas together with the rest of the city, uniting religious and academic icons, artists and anonymous […]

OUR ARRIVAL IN HAITI

11/October/2017

  In 2004 the United Nations (UN) invited Viva Rio to participate in its peace mission in Haiti, due to our experience mediating conflicts in the communities of Rio de Janeiro. We arrived in Port-au-Prince, the capital of the Caribbean nation, to deal with armed clashes between rival gangs and a population suffering from precarious […]

SOCIAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION

14/June/2017

In 2009 Viva Rio celebrated its 16th year of activities, and we felt that we were ready to do more. Motivated by a desire for social justice and inclusion, we saw the health sector as an opportunity to contribute to a quality public service in communities impacted by poverty and violence. We therefore started bidding […]

TWO MINUTES FOR PEACE

14/June/2017

We promoted out first great public demonstration on December 17, 1993, when the city stopped for two minutes to ask for peace, consolidating Viva Rio as an important and active social movement in the debate about Rio de Janeiro. The city was then facing a period of extreme violence, including two deadly slaughteres in Candelária Church and […]