Every day, the Central America and Mexico Youth Fund (CAMY), a program of the Seattle International Foundation, works for and with youth social movements in Central America and Mexico that promote more just, equitable and inclusive spaces and create a better present.
Beyond the case being litigated in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, two perspectives coexist in the fight for Beatriz´s case: the reality and the dream that leads to hope. Both dimensions seek to answer the big question, who was and who is Beatriz?
Seattle International Foundation’s CAMY Fund and Global Fund for Children share learnings and reflections from a participatory research project titled “Disruptive Youth Movements in Mexico, Central America, and Colombia” that was carried out between 2019–2021 and presented in August 2022.
Northern Central America is a beautiful and complex region mired by corruption, poverty, and violence. Seattle International Foundation’s Adriana Beltrán and Eric Olson discuss how, in this moment when trustworthy government allies are limited, investment and support for organized civil society offers a way forward.
This month, in recognition of the important role that youth play in driving social change in Central America and Mexico, the Central America and Mexico Youth (CAMY) Fund puts a spotlight on the youth fight for justice, and the ways that philanthropy can work alongside them.
The Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision on June 18, 2020 and officially halted the Trump administration’s attempts to end DACA. But its narrow decision also means the government can still terminate DACA if it follows the proper procedures. Only a new immigration law would provide a permanent solution.
From the monuments in Washington, DC to the Dreamers Resource Center in Texas, my certainty was reaffirmed that when youth have the freedom to decide what to do with their time and their bodies, there is peace.
This month, I spent a week at the Mexico-Guatemala border with colleagues from WOLA – a SIF grantee since 2012. We wanted to talk with migrants, humanitarian workers and officials about the current conditions for those migrating to the United States.
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.
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.
Over the course of a week, a group from Central America and Mexico acquired tools and gained knowledge of how to bring justice to marginalized communities. They sought the ability to navigate legal frameworks so they are not solely in the hands of lawyers.
For the first time, mothers from other continents joined members of this Caravan of Mothers for a historical summit to share stories, build ties, and work collaboratively to shed light on the efforts of families searching for their missing relatives.
Seattle International Foundation, together with Pangea Giving and Global WA hosted a panel to discuss the complex and interconnected challenges facing youth migrants from the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
Together, SIF and Sounders designed a philanthropic project that would have a lasting impact in Seattle as well as in Mexico City, the site of the Sounders CONCACAF matchup vs. Mexican team Club América.
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