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 partnered 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 created a network of women leaders who:
1. Raised awareness about GBV, as well as women's rights and available resources to support victims of GBV
2. Increased accountability for preventing, responding to, and addressing GBV
3. Shared best practices on service provision and advocacy efforts
4. Facilitated ongoing networking and capacity-building among women leaders in the region
August 2014: SIF partnered with the US State Department to host the 3rd Annual Mujeres Adelante delegation. 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