We work with children, youth and families in 12 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Our work in communities focuses on promoting gender equality and supporting children and young people to exercise their rights.
As part of this, we are working to end harmful practices like child marriage and teenage pregnancy, so girls and young women can take the lead in their lives and their communities.
Maria: Men see harassment as a game. I’m not playing.
Maria is sick of feeling unsafe in the city streets of Lima. She’s saddened that groups of men and boys think it’s OK to intimidate her friends on their way to school. But she’s got a solution.
Inhumane U.S. border detention practices must be stopped
After recent news stories have surfaced about the conditions of border detention centres we are calling on the U.S. government and Congress to adequately fund the protection of children and stop the inhumane treatment of migrants at the U.S. - Mexico border.