Young people in Paraguay are often excluded from democratic processes, and participating in decisions that impact development in their communities. Fundación Casa de la Juventud (CdJ) creates safe spaces for young people to interact, advocate for their rights, and propose solutions that positively impact them and their communities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Paraguay. CdJ’s activities strengthen grassroots communities through education and training and builds peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Local youth councils advocating for the participation of youth in the Central Department||Paraguay||2014 – 2017||$355,400||$365,102||410 individuals||30,000 individuals||civic engagement
leadership and education
Talk about community-led development!
Community partner COFAMIDE surveyed some 120 individuals who lost a loved one who attempted to migrate. The report reveals that these families are at a significant economic disadvantage compared to the rest of the population.