Central America’s Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) is well known for its high rates of violence and poverty, correlated with high rates of migration under vulnerable conditions.
Countries in Central America who are members of the Sistema de la Integracion Centroamericana (SICA) continue to experience significant challenges in developing and implementing policies for science, technology, and innovation (STI), in addition to coordinating efforts in this sector to address issues of national and regional importance.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) youth have suffered multiple forms of vulnerability, exclusion, and violence, particularly in Central America where homophobia is widespread.
The aim of this project is to prevent violence and increase resilience among individuals and communities in El Salvador and Nicaragua by contributing to more informed, effective, and participatory interventions.
This funding will help strengthen the role of Fundacio´n Salvadoren~a para el Desarrollo Econo´mico y Social (FUSADES) as a credible public policy institution in El Salvador by strengthening its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.
This funding will strengthen Fundación Dr Guillermo Manuel Ungo's (FUNDAUNGO) role as a credible public policy institution in El Salvador by enhancing its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.
Glasswing International, an IDRC research partner, is being recognized for its afterschool education and health programs that empower youth and communities. They are one of five organizations to win the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, which recognizes innovations with proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems and show promise for large-scale change.
In Central America’s Northern Triangle, a region plagued by gang violence and branded one of the most violent in the world, Glasswing International is tackling the complex factors associated with youth, violence, and poverty.