Tag: Notícias

Viva Rio Haiti launches a new project: Martissant without violence


Viva Rio Haiti launched this August 2018 a new community violence reduction project called “Martissan san vyolans” (Martissant without violence). Martissant is a densely populated area of Port-au-Prince that has seen a surge in armed violence during the last years. This new 10-month project is financed by the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti […]

A special year for the Black Pearls


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


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 […]



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 […]



  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 […]



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 […]



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 […]