Fight for Peace listed in the best one hundred NGOs in Brazil

09/08/2017 – Fight for Peace has been recognised among the best one hundred NGOs in Brazil, in a list compiled by Instituto Doar and ÉPOCA magazine. The listed organisations, selected via a rigorous process from over 1,500 applicants, were officially revealed at a special awards ceremony held at the Espaço Sapato Laranja, in São Paulo. Fight for Peace Head of Programmes Juliana Tibau and Head of Partnerships Gabriela Pinheiro were in attendance at the event to receive a commemorative award on behalf of the organisation.

2017 is the first year that a list of this kind has been produced, its aim being to recognise good practice and transparency in the not for profit sector and to encourage a culture of donating in Brazil.

The commission given the task of selecting the top Brazilian NGOs was made up of representatives from ÉPOCA magazine, Instituto Doar and the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and based its evaluation on the following five principles – cause and strategy, representation and responsibility, management and planning, finance and communication strategy and accountability.

Head of Programmes at the Fight for Peace Rio Academy, Juliana Tibau, expressed what this recognition means to the organisation. “We feel deeply honoured to have been named among the top one hundred NGOs in Brazil and we thank all of our supporters, without whom our work would not be possible. We have been working with young people in violent communities in Rio de Janeiro for the past seventeen years and being recognised in this list will inspire our work even further, both here in Brazil and in the communities around the world where our methodology has been replicated.”