What Are the Root Causes of Migration from Central America? Part 5: Gender Discrimination and Gender Based Violence

April 12, 2021
Fernanda Durand | (214) 402-0186  | fernanda@communicationsshop.us
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WHAT: As part of the series Root Causes of Migration from Central America, Alianza Americas and its members CARECEN Washington DC, CARECEN San Francisco, Central American Black Organization (ONECA), Hondureños Contra el SIDA, Casa Yurumein, Centro Presente and its partners Presente.org, Latin American Working Group, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, and OXFAM, will host the live virtual conversation “What Are the Root Causes of Migration from Central American? Part 5: Gender Discrimination and Gender Based Violence,” this Thursday, April 15. The conversation will feature leaders and experts from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador who will discuss the impact of violence towards LGBTQI communities and women, recent cases of violence, and how social movements are fighting to protect these communities.



  • Vanessa Siliezar, (Unidad de Desarrollo Integral y la mujer y la familia – UDIMUF) Honduras
  • Daniel Villatoro, (Visibles) Guatemala
  • Claudia Interiano, (Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho) El Salvador


WHEN: Thursday, April 15, 2021 


TIME: 12:00 p.m PT | 2:00 p.m. CT | 3:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 p.m. Central America Time


WHERE: Via Zoom; RSVP at https://bit.ly/2OrD1kU 


The “Root Causes” series includes one more conversation on climate change. The recordings of our first conversations: democratic governance and the rule of law, social development, fiscal management and inequity, and violence are available here



Find the remaining program for the series below: 


  • Part 6: Climate Change

Date: April 22

Time: 12:00 p.m PT | 2:00 p.m. CT | 3:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 p.m. Central America Time



Iliana Monterroso, (CIFOR) Guatemala

Susan Kandel, (PRISMA) El Salvador

Adrián Martínez, (La Ruta del Clima) Honduras

Tania Guillén, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Nicaragua


If you have any questions please contact to press@alianzaamericas.org.





Alianza Americas is a network of migrant-led organizations working in the United States and transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America.


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