Adolescents and Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence

The current project is built on the accomplishments from a previous projects which implemented an integral strategy against sexual violence in Guatemala. With this project, Shelter Association has decided to continue focusing their efforts between may and december of 2016 in Amate (Campo 2, Campo 3 and Nahua) and Morales (Benque El Amatio, Nueva Esperanza and Picuatz) in the Izabal department. Integral attention actions will take place in Guatemala City, at the Lazos de Amor Shelter.

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ICCO and Kerk in Actie has provided support to the Shelter Association to strengthen their intervention strategies, especially the strategy related to prevention and lobbying through concrete and coordinated actions with Protection Systems and networks at local, department and national levels.

The organization has implemented with success previous projects, achieving all results with transparency (for which they had their first institutional audit in 2015).

During 2015, the organization also contributed with consolidating the ICCO - Kerk in Actie strategy for 2016-2020 called "Violence prevention with indigenous and afrodescendent youth in Guatemala and Nicaragua". In 2016, they are presenting a project proposal in line with the ICCO ��� Kerk in Actie strategy to contribute in strengthening indigenous adolescents and youth leadership in Guatemala.
Adolescents and Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence

Target group

Community Development Councils, indigenous adolescents and youth, and community leaders. parents and local authorities.


To ensure sustainability, the shelter will:


By the actions developed by "Asociaci������n Refugio de la Ni������ez", through the strategy of violence prevention and the program "Municipal Protection Systems", institutions and municipalities leadership is strengthened. These efforts are expected to promote a better assignment of financial resources toward the development of actions for violence prevention; ensuring financial sustainability when the project is completed. For this purpose, technicians from Municipal Offices for the Protection of Children and Adolescents are trained to prepare the Annual Operating Plan and the internal management of the municipalities budget allocation.


Through preventive actions that will be developed with this project, joint strategies will be established with the program ���������Municipal Protection Systems���������; which seeks to strengthen the Municipal Offices for the Protection of Children and Adolescents, Children and Adolescents Protection Networks and Theme Positioning for municipal authorities, who will receive advise for developing work plans with Human Rights approach, which will generate sustainability of the actions at institutional level.

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