Stronger Communities & Civil Society


Families in the Homeland Program

Colombia
This project is assisting more than 11,400 displaced families who have been affected by the country’s decades old civil conflict, who are voluntarily returning to their homelands, or who have been relocated to rural areas.

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Government of the Netherlands Program

Macarena, Colombia
The objective is to contribute to the socioeconomic development of the Macarena region by working in strengthening local institutions in the areas of government, social development and support to property rights.

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Institutional Strengthening for the Victims Unit

Colombia
This program seeks to provide institutional strengthening to UARIV through activities that promote the participation of communities affected by Colombia’s armed conflict in the process of providing care, reparations, and other priorities as outlined by the Law. 

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Mexico Without Child Labor

Mexico
México Sin Trabajo Infantil is an innovative communication campaign aimed at eradicating child labor in Mexico by sensitizing the public about the issue, engaging them to find solutions to the problem, and encouraging them to take concrete actions through timely and effective actions.

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The Multisectoral Alliance to Reduce Human Trafficking

Mexico
PADF implemented an initiative to support the Mexican government, civil society, and the private sector in their efforts to raise awareness and support prevention of trafficking in persons.

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Our Time is Now Program

Colombia
Our Time is Now is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Justice and Rights that seeks to prevent all forms of violence against children and adolescents by working with a national network of “justice houses”

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Promoting Human Rights and Reducing Poverty for Women and Youth

Cité Soleil, Haiti
This project supports the Haitian government in its efforts to promote human rights and poverty reduction for low-income women and youth in vulnerable situations through improved employability and integration of young people by offering them increased vocational training.

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Rapid Response Program

Colombia
This strategy aims to reintroduce or increase governmental oversight in local governments as a way to better integrate areas that have been affected by Colombia’s decades old civil conflict.

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Repairing Elementary Schools

Canaries region, St. Lucia
The Canaries region suffered the most damage from the Christmas floods of late 2013. By working with SRDF to restore eight district elementary schools to working condition, PADF and RCL ensured two critical items.

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The Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP)

Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago
A key component of the program is to develop community-driven strategies for addressing crime, while working regionally to apply lessons learned and ensure sustainability. The ultimate goal is to identify lasting solutions to citizen security through preventive measures that avoid problems before they happen.

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Support to Women and Youth Affected by Armed Conflict

Colombia
This initiative will create transitional justice mechanisms and strengthen existing coordination among government institutions in order to better provide assistance and psychosocial support and guidance to women and youth who have been victims of armed conflict.

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Technical Assistance Program

Colombia
This program assists people who have been displaced by Colombia’s decades old civil conflict ensuring adequate implementation of different government-led initiatives.

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Tu Voz: Campaign Against Human Trafficking

El Salvador, Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Honduras
PADF expanded its already successful Tu Voz Contra la Trata de Personas campaign from Mexico to Guatemala and other countries in the region to alert, educate, empower and support young people to achieve their goals and avoid putting their lives at risk.

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Turning At-Risk Youth into Community Leaders 

Dominica
The “All We Need Is Love” project offers activities that encourage teens and young adults to become leaders and set goals, as well as to share these lessons with younger children. 

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