AFSC is present in Guatemala since 2008 by developing processes for peacebuilding with and for the youth, by promoting accessible and safe spaces, by strengthening and developing citizen skills of urban youth of the territorial division of Guatemala. All these actions are carried out to contribute to sustainable peacebuilding. Additionally, since 2014, AFSC has carried out actions related to strengthening capacities and coordinating key actors to contribute to the positive change of public, narrative and practical policies on behalf the population in settings of mobility.
The strategy of the Peace Program in Guatemala focuses its actions in three broad lines of action: Community accompaniment, Generation of information and advocacy. Currently, these lines of action are implemented through the different projects known as Micro Peace Networks, Schools for Peace and There Are No Barriers for Artivism, projects that foster young people recognition as entities subject to rights to contribute the change of narratives that stigmatize and exclude them. For this purpose, alternative strategies have been implemented based on community and urban artistic expressions.
Likewise, the Peace Program supports the actions of young community organizations, national and international organizations, and governmental entities.
Human Migration and Mobility Program
AFSC has accompanied civil society organizations and networks to carry out actions of politic advocacy, awareness, promotion, and making spaces available of intersectoral dialog and building strategic partnerships in benefit of the migrating population.
Currently, AFSC belongs to Civil Society Coordinating Group on Migration in Guatemala, the national chapters of the Cross-border Roundtable on Migration and Gender (Mexico - Guatemala) and the Regional Network of Civil Organizations for Migration.