In celebration of International Women’s Day the Mexican Embassy on March 7 invited an Inter-American Foundation (IAF) grantee partner to talk about leadership and women making a difference in Guatemala. Alicia Lopez, an indigenous Awakateka and executive director of Asociación Política de Mujeres Mayas Moloj (MOLOJ), spoke of how youth empowerment will leave a lasting impression on future generations to inspire gender equality, during a dialogue at the Mexican Embassy in Guatemala City, co-sponsored by the government of Canada. Lopez was joined by another strong female groundbreaker, Guatemalan Attorney General (AG) Thelma Aldana Hernández de López, widely popular for her Read more ›
The Embassy of Argentina will extend the PH15 photo exhibition until December 16, 2016! Find out more information about the project and exhibition here. Watch the PH15 Panel Discussion shared via Facebook Live on November 14, 2016: Talk about community-led development!
On February 23, the Peruvian Environmental Ministry and IAF grantee Center for Research in Environmental Health (CREEH-Peru) hosted a conference on their country’s implementation of the Minamata Convention, an international agreement that aims to eliminate mercury pollution and prevent its adverse effects on the environment and human health. The treaty is named after a Japanese city that suffered devastation due to industrial waste laden with mercury—Peru ratified it last month. A gold rush sparked by record-setting prices has given rise to an army of small-scale miners who are the main source of mercury pollution in Peru. The precious metal is Read more ›