LIBERA - Associations, Names and Numbers Against Mafia
|ECOSOC Status:||Special Consultative|
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||Via IV Novembre 98, 00187 Roma|
|UN Languages:||English, Spanish, French|
Other:'Human Rights, Rule of law'
||The network Libera. Associations, Names and Numbers against mafias was born on March 25, 1995 with the purpose of involving and supporting all those who participate in the fight against mafias and organized crime. Libera is presently a network of more than 1,200 associations, groups and schools, committed to building up organizational synergies between the political and cultural local realities capable of promoting a culture of lawfulness. Some of Libera's concrete commitments are the law on the social use of real estate confiscated from organized crime, the education on democratic lawfulness, the fight against corruption, the camps for antimafia education, the projects on work and development and anti-usury activities. In June 2008, Libera promoted the birth of FLARE (Freedom Legality And Rights in Europe), a network of about 50 organizations from 30 European and Mediterranean countries. Libera is also promoting the foundation of the ALAS- America Latina Alternativa Social- network which unites organizations throughout Latin America. International exchanges, meetings and visits have led to the identification of like-minded partners in other countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, and Honduras.|