The Central American leadership program Centroamérica Adelante will coordinate trainings, meetings and pilot projects for leaders working on the key drivers of forced migration in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
SIF chose local partner Global Washington to carry on the tradition of Women of the World in Seattle. GlobalWA supports the global development community in Washington, working to create a healthier and more equitable world.
Representatives from the private sector and the government, the philanthropic community, civil society and academia from across the region came together to discuss on the realities Central America faces related to migration, equity, rule of law, creating a culture of legality and philanthropy.
Nos Vamos: A new photography exhibit explores migration, showcasing work from independent media in Central America
SIF brings the harsh reality of Central America to the city of Seattle through a photo exhibit and a conversation with independent journalists in Central America to reflect on the migration crisis in the region.
When talking about migration, little attention is paid to the violence against Central American women and the impunity in their countries that forces them to emigrate. It is imperative that we discuss this reality and how we can deal with it.
I spent three days in Eugene, Oregon, United States, learning about best practices for disability inclusion and connecting with other disabled women about their dreams for a more inclusive and accessible world.
SIF in The News
Against a backdrop of poverty, brutal violence, and entrenched corruption, Salvadorans went to the polls on February 3, 2019, and elected 37-year old Nayib Bukele, who ran an unorthodox campaign positioning himself as an alternative to the two parties who have dominated the country's political landscape. #Podcast Guests: Vice President Elect Félix Ulloa, Journalist Glenda Umaña and Eric Olson of Seattle International Foundation Read more
Vázquez currently works for the Seattle International Foundation’s Central America & Mexico Youth Fund (The CAMY Fund). She joined the Seattle International Foundation team in 2017 as a project manager for The CAMY Fund’s Child Marriage Initiative, and she is now the CAMY Fund’s deputy program director. By Arielle Dreher Read more
During a critical moment for the youth in Central America and Mexico, Perla Vázquez assumes the direction of SIF’s CAMY Fund.
Claudia Izaguirre, a participant of the Centroamérica Adelante program, was a panelist at a forum in Washington, DC on gender-based violence and migration in the Northern Triangle.
Inter-American Dialogue and SIF held a forum to discuss the correlation between violence against women in the Northern Triangle and migration. Among the panelists was Claudia Izaquirre, a Centroamerica Adelante 2019-2020 participant, representing Honduras.