Gender-based violence (GBV) is a critical issue in Central America, increasing citizen insecurity and inequalities for women and girls. According to the UNDP, two out of three women murdered in Central America are killed because of their gender.
Seattle International Foundation is partnering with the Office of Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State, to host Central American women leaders for a series of exchanges and leadership training programs to address GBV.
The Mujeres Adelante program aims to create a network of women leaders who will:
1. Raise awareness about GBV, as well as women's rights and available resources to support victims of GBV
2. Increase accountability for preventing, responding to, and addressing GBV
3. Share best practices on service provision and advocacy efforts
4. Facilitate ongoing networking and capacity-building among women leaders in the region
August 2014: SIF is partnering with the US State Department to host the 3rd Annual Mujeres Adelante delegation and we are currently seeking homestay families in Seattle. Click here to learn more.
June 2013: SIF partnered with the US State Department to host the 2nd Annual Mujeres Adelante delegation. On June 15th through the 28th, 14 women leaders from Central America and the Dominican Republic participated in training programs in Seattle, WA and Washington DC.
July 2012: To learn more about the first delegation of Central American women leaders, please click here to view a short video: https://vimeo.com/51455963
If you or your organization are interested in getting involved with the Mujeres Adelante program, please contact Michele Frix at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-547-9335.