Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change December 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE STORIES FOR CHANGE DECEMBER 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Violence is an obstacle to development in Central America and a significant cause of poverty. The region has high rates of crime and violence, predominantly driven by drug trafficking, youth violence and gangs, and the widespread availability of firearms. Gender-based violence and ‘femicide’ are also […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change November 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE: STORIES FOR CHANGE – NOVEMBER 2017 CENTRAL AMERICA Central America is characterised by high levels of inequality as much in the socio-political sphere as economically and culturally. Given the fragility of State institutions, many cases of corruption remain unpunished. Politicians, civil servants and groups inside the private sector, have colluded to institutionalise […]

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Commitment for Life newsletter – stories for change September 2017

COMMITMENT FOR LIFE SEPTEMBER 2017: STORIES FOR CHANGE CENTRAL AMERICA Christian Aid is supporting cross-regional work on climate monitoring with small farmer’s organisations. The initiative is led by Centro Humboldt, a partner based in Nicaragua. Through this work, ten partner organisations from the four countries are learning how to monitor the climate variation and gather […]

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