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Claudia participated in the forum “Nowhere to Turn: Gender-Based Violence in the Northern Triangle and its Impact on Migration,” held on July 24 in the US capital by the Inter-American Dialogue and SIF.

Claudia was invited to present on the situation of violence against women in Honduras, her home country, the United State’s response and how this violence relates to migration. The panel, moderated by Manuel Orozco, director of Migration at the Inter-American Dialogue, also included Corie O’Rourke, Immigration Attorney for Ayuda, and Lindsay Jenkins, Protection Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Regional Office for USA and the Caribbean.

Claudia is part of the 2019-2020 Centroamérica Adelante program, a group of leaders from the region that seek to influence and mitigate the causes of migration. For almost 20 years, Claudia has worked for the rights of women, adolescents, youth, girls and boys in Honduras. She helps them to empower themselves so that they can exercise their rights and forge their own destinies, so that they can realize their dream, which is not to emigrate, but to fulfill their life plan in their own country.

Read more in Claudia’s blog about her experience at the forum in the Washington, DC.