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Local peace network handbook

This handbook is a tool to help community leaders implement urban peace-building programs in contested spaces.

Certificate program: Human rights, local violence, and citizen security public policies in Central America

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), together with the Fundación Henry Dunant, is now accepting registrations for a certificate program that will be held May 25-Nov. 29, 2013, with distance-learning components and a face-to-face session in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The program’s objective is to bring a new human rights paradigm to policies addressing local violence in Central America.

Urban peace and citizen security in Latin America

This report sumarizes the outcome of a Dialogue and Exchange Program held in conjuction with the Urban Social Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2010. This meeting provided participants with opportunities for direct contact and networking with practitioners and researchers on urban peace and/or citizen security from other continents like Africa, Asia, Europe and USA.

Community Social Advocacy

Community Social Advocacy

Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.

June 2006, Community Social Advocates rally against negative immigration reform.

The Community Social Advocacy Program specifically targets Haitian and Latino communities but provides services to all who participate. The Program aims to broaden the base of immigrants' knowledge about their rights, collaborate with community leaders and organizations to promote the immigrant community's needs and rights, provide a public voice with regard to immigration reform, as well as provide necessary legal information and services.

The Community Social Advocates provide a variety of presentations and training for the community on topics including:

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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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