RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Journalist Beatriz Buarque was surprised to receive the news that the non-governmental organization (NGO) Words Heal the World had been chosen the Best Organization for Peace by the Luxembourg World Peace Forum. The NGO, founded by Beatriz in 2018 in the United Kingdom, trains youths to develop strategies to deconstruct hate speech and extremism in Brazil and the world.
Born in Duque de Caxias, in Baixada Fluminense, Beatriz learned that the NGO had been chosen in December 2019, but the official announcement of the winners' names was only published in late May.
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