The activities, research and ideas developed by the Redes da Maré over the course of its existence, shaped by the actions of its members in local organizations and other spaces of the city, in the different fields of social policy, are based on a common interest in working in an integrated and far-reaching manner on matters relating to the city of Rio de Janeiro and, more specifically, its popular spaces.


With this strategy of action, the institution has sought to develop projects based on five axes/pillars:

Art and Culture

Territorial Development

The Right to Public Safety and Access to Justice


Identity, Memory and Communication

Our Mission

To foster the consolidation of a broad network of partnerships in order to ensure sustainable development in the largest complex of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the Maré, based on collaboration between people and community institutions, civil society, universities, public agencies and the private sector.

Our vision

To gain the recognition of the residents of the Maré, civil society institutions and governmental agencies, as an organization that works to build partnerships that seek to promote the sustainable development of the region, based on the agency of residents and experiences that are relevant to the city.