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Ruben César Fernandes

Rubem César Fernandes founded Viva Rio after his father was shot in a robbery. The organisation works closely with the civilian and military police command of Rio di Janeiro to reduce armed violence. Sharing on their experiences, they have also begun work in Haiti and expanded to work on educational and environmental issues. Fernandes is also the executive director of the Instututo de Estudos da Religiao (ISER), an organisation carrying out research on violence, public security, and conflict management.Ruben César Fernandes
Founder of Viva Rio

Ruben César Fernandes founded Viva Rio after his father was shot in a robbery. The organisation works closely with the civilian and military police command of Rio di Janeiro to reduce armed violence. Sharing on their experiences, they have also begun work in Haiti and expanded to work on educational and environmental issues. Fernandes is also the executive director of the Instituto de Estudos da Religiao (ISER), an organisation carrying out research on violence, public security and conflict management.

Twitter: @viva_rio