Women in Nicaragua’s rural communities confront gender-based violence on a daily basis and young people in these areas lack economic opportunities. Asociación de Mujeres de Estelí Xilonem (AMEX) provides training and assistance in basic human rights, leadership development and access to credit. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to enhance peace and security in Nicaragua. AMEX’s activities strengthen vulnerable populations so they can improve living conditions and participate equally in Nicaragua’s political, economic, and social life.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Economic Empowerment of Women and Young People in the municipality of San Nicolás, Estelí||Nicaragua||2018 – 2020||$130,980||$130,336||450 individuals||1,800 individuals||job skills and enterprise development
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