June 19 is the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. Our grantee alumni PROEZA has tackled the issue by providing training and job placement for women victims of violence, strengthening them to break the patterns of violence.
Since 1983, IAF grantee partner Centro de Investigación, Diseño Artesenal y Comercialización Comunitaria (CIDAC) has helped to improve livelihoods for hundreds of Guaraní, Weehhawek, Ayoreo, and other indigenous and mestizo artisans in eastern Bolivia.
If the central mission of a community foundation is to encourage generosity, then promoting the philanthropy of a local resident — who happens to be an immigrant — to her community of origin can be an important first step.
This is the fourth video in our series that follows our grantee partners working to build peace in Colombia. Etnollano is one of 19 organizations in Colombia that we support to explore and to participate in building peace in their regions.
Participative certification, consumer-producer linkages, and the role of women and young people are discussion topics.
Through music, dance and theater, our grantee partner Troupe Culturelle Dahomey preserves a Haitian traditional heritage for modern young people who turn their eyes and ears to foreign entertainment.
This is the third video in our series that follows our grantee partners working to build peace in Colombia. Guambia is one of 19 grassroots organizations in Colombia that we support to explore and to participate in building peace in their regions. They work to preserve the territory, social and political autonomy, and cultural identity of the indigenous Guambiano people, also known as the Misak.
Our grantee partner Grupo Juvenil Dion (GJD) offers mobile workshops throughout Honduras to help students such as Kelyn Jojary, a beautician student, learn marketable skills, identify job opportunities and launch small businesses.
A majority of the planet’s food is produced by smallholder family farmers, who are also among the world’s poorest.
April 6 is International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Incorporating sports in community development is a great and cost-effective way to promote positive social change. For an example of how we support this idea, look no further than Brazil.