Established in 1993, Viva Rio aims to foster a culture of peace and social inclusion through a commitment to research, field work, and the formulation of public policies.
Our institution was formed by representatives from several sectors of civil society as a direct response to the growing violence that has plagued Rio de Janeiro.
Since 1993, Viva Rio has developed and consolidated activities and projects that have inspired public policy. Several of these policies have been adopted by government, businesses, and other organizations.
Viva Rio is committed to an equal opportunity environment. Viva Rio ensures a balance of qualified men and women in the work environment. This inclusion of women in teams is crucial for Viva Rio’s holistic approach to programming. A particular attention is given to building capacity and training female managers. Currently, 54% of senior positions are occupied by women. Viva Rio is firm in its commitment to non-discrimination and always serves as a safe space for the reporting of gender bias and discriminatory practices.