A police officer shares her views with high school students in Mexico City.
In 2010 AFSC and Alianza Civica launched a yearlong project in three Mexico City neighborhoods that have experienced high levels of violence. By bringing to together police officers and community members, the program strengthens community bonds by addressing the negative perceptions of the police as well as the police’s perceptions of the young people living in the neighborhoods.
In Guatemala, AFSC works with a local partner, Ceiba Association, to improve security and peace in neighborhoods of Guatemala City. Together we sponsor La Burrita de la Paz, (The Peace Truck), a mobile unit which provides a safe space for community members to come for help. The bus travels to different neighborhoods providing first aid, counseling for trauma, and conflict mediation.
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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AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.