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The Northern Triangle of Central America: Violence, Security, and Migration

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The latest apprehension numbers from US Customs and Border Protection suggest that Central American migrants, especially women with children and unaccompanied minors, continue to arrive at the U.S. border at an elevated rate. Violence directed at women and their families is believed to be a major driver of this migration and raises questions about how to reduce the violence and diminish the need for women and children to undertake the perilous journey north in search of safety. On January 11, we discussed this critical issue with a number of experts, including two women who have shown leadership on these issues while in public office.
 

Co-sponsored by the Latin American Program, Global Women's Leadership Initiative, and U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.

The Northern Triangle of Central America: Violence, Security, and Migration

 

Photo Credit: David Amsler / Flickr / Creative Commons

 


Co-sponsored by the Latin American Program, Global Women's Leadership Initiative, and U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace & Security.

Speakers

Introduction

Keynote

  • Mari Carmen Aponte

    Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador

Moderator

  • Eric L. Olson

    Deputy Director, Latin American Program; Senior Advisor, Mexico Institute

Panelists

  • Alexandra Arriaga

    Senior Advisor to Futures Without Violence and Managing Partner, Strategy for Humanity; Member, U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
  • Claudia Paz y Paz

    Secretary for Multidimensional Security, Organization of American States
  • Joan Timoney

    Senior Director of Advocacy, Women’s Refugee Commission; Member, U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security
  • Karelia Villa

    Senior Citizen Security Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank