Redes da Maré is a civil society institution that produces knowledge, projects and actions to ensure effective public policies that improve the lives of 137,000 residents of the 16 Maré’s favelas.

The process that led to the creation of Redes da Maré began in 1997, from the initiative of residents and former residents of the 16 favelas in Maré and of other parts of Rio de Janeiro. Most of this group was part of less than 0.5% who had access to university in the region and also participated of social and community movements to fight for basic rights such as education, health, culture, sanitation, public lighting, safety, among others.

The greatest desire of the organization, since its genesis, is to provide a long-term intervention in the maré complex in order to indentify the variables that restrain the inhabitants exercice of citzenship.

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