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About us

Since 1989, we are a civil society organization committed to the defense of the Human Rights of children and adolescents, both at a national as an international level. In this regard, we carry out direct care actions, monitoring, advocacy and surveillance of rights for and with children and adolescents, their families and communities belonging to the most vulnerable sectors of Montevideo and the provinces of the country.

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Strengthen democratic processes that enable the integral development of children and adolescents as Legal Subjects, within the framework of the defense and promotion of Human Rights and especially the Rights of Children and Adolescents, established in the Convention on the Rights of Children.


To be a reference organization in Childhood and Adolescence, coordinating with public organism and the civil society for the generation and execution of comprehensive programs and proposals to address various situations that infringe upon the exercise of Rights and the social integration of children, adolescents, youths and their families at national and regional level.


  • Defend the rights of children and adolescents in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Contribute toward improving the quality of life of children, adolescents and youth in situations of social vulnerability.
  • Promote the participation of children, adolescents and young people.
  • Implement innovative and replicable actions and proposals, communicating with the public and private sectors.
  • Focus on the generation and development of public policies aimed at children, adolescents and youth.

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historia 1995

We began in 1989 like a pilot project, trying to give a response for a new issue: street children. They, away from the school, neighborhood and their family, fullfilled the responses of the traditional institutions. For that, it was necessary a specific methodology for dealing with this situation.

The proposal was based on building a relationship with children and adolescents at the street, innovating in way of catchment and first contact. After that, the work was focused in the inclusion of the children and adolescents to their environment, for reaching enjoyment of their rights, communitary participation and projection into the future.

The acomplishments and the need for a stable proposal, we became in a civil asociation, in 1992, implementing new projects and making new methodologies.

In these years, our proposals have involved 6000 children, adolescents and young people.

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Video: 20th anniversary

Campaign 25th anniversary: Anthony Brian Cynthia Estefanny Felipe Nancy

Our staff

We have an interdisciplinary team of social workers, psychologists, nutricionists, medics, teachers, social educators, comunicators, antrophologists, sociologists, artists and accountants.


Institutional Information

Civil Asociation GURISES UNIDOS

Carlos Roxlo 1320  (Guayabo and Constituyente St.)

Postal code 11200

Montevideo, Uruguay

Telefax: (00598) 2400 30 81 – 2408 85 72 – 2409 68 28


Directive Commission

President Soc. W. Elcira Berrutti

Vice president Soc. W. Carmen Bruzzone

Secretary C.G. Inés Lasida

Fiscal Commision

President Dr. María Elena Martínez

Vice President Ec. Juan Pablo Martínez

Secretario Prof. Daniel Pena


Psic. Gonzalo Salles


Verónica Álvarez – Vanesa Aranguren – Florencia Artecona – Lucía Avellanal – Luciana Azcurra – Matilde Bango – Mariángeles Barbé – Paola Barca – Pablo Bassi – Ivanna Belocon – Pedro Bianchi – Emilio Bonetti – Hugo Bracamonte – Fernanda Caballero – Enrique Cal – Natalia Calvello – Santiago Carbone – Andrés Carrión – Beatriz Cassano – Gabriel Chirico – Yamile Coitinho – Agustina Correa – Cristina Cuturia – Diego Da Cunda – María Clara Darino – Andrés De Armas – Agustina De Ávila – Estela Deleo – Ana Laura Dorta – Leticia Duarte -Lía Fernández – Lina Fernández – Soledad Figueroa – Inés Font – Jorge Freyre – Nelly – Fuentes – Alfonso Gallo – Luciana Gamba – María García – Diego Giménez – Gabriel Gómez – Daniel Guerrero – María Guillot – Enrique Gutiérrez – Alejandra Iervolino – Sebastián Iglesias – Sofía Juan – Paula Lappado – Laura Lavarello – Líber Larrosa –  Gonzalo López – Mónica Lozano – Zelmar Lucas – Federico Martínez – Gustavo Martínez – Daniel Mauer – Federico Mello – Fernando Méndez –  Evelyn Molina – Jessica Molina – Fernanda Nicolini – Diego Pailos – Daniela Patrone – Laura Pérez – Leonardo Perla – Verónica Rey – Ramiro Rodríguez – Cecilia Romero – Marianela Rosá – Ana Clara Sánchez – Pablo Sánchez – Fiorella San Martín – Mauro Scopise – María Silva – Mariana Silveira – Rocío Severino – Mariana Stein – Valeria Tambasco – Tania Toriani – Camilo Zino.