Women and young people in El Salvador face high levels of violence and lack safe spaces to interact peacefully, overcome trauma from violence, and explore vocational and professional opportunities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to promote peace and security. Our grantee partner, Asociación de Desarrollo Local Centro Arte para la Paz (CAP), promotes healthy dialogue and intergenerational learning among survivors of armed conflict and violence through its community museum and art school in Suchitoto. CAP is piloting new strategies to engage the broader community, such as establishing a media library to safeguard and disseminate historical memory, as well as organizing a mobile museum to extend the organization’s reach into rural communities.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.