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Mexico DEP, June 2014

Mexico conference on border violence, June 2014

Mexico conference on border violence, June 2014

Since 1937, AFSC has partnered with organizations in Mexico to address issues of urban and rural community development, disaster relief, indigenous rights, women's rights, and the promotion of local non-governmental organizations.

In 2013, the AFSC conducted an on-site evaluation of the U.S.-Mexico border to assist with the planning of a border program. Building on AFSC’s earlier efforts in the region, the study looked at health, the rights of agricultural and maquila workers, and immigrant rights.


In Guatemala, AFSC works to build peace in Guatemala City neighborhoods. Through partnerships with schools, universities, community-based organizations, and public institutions, we are building an urban peace network focused on youth that encourages young people and adults to work together to reduce violence in their communities.

In 10 of the city´s neighborhoods, youth have organized Local Peace Networks, which regularly meet to build understanding among neighbors and plan activities to promote nonviolence.

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AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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