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

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

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. Please join us for a discussion about 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.

 

Keynote Speaker

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

Remarks

Gwen K. Young
Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Women in Public Service Project
Wilson Center

Panelists

Joan Timoney
Senior Director of Advocacy, Women’s Refugee Commission
Member, U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

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 Bailey
Former Attorney General of Guatemala
Senior Fellow, Washington Office on Latin America

Nathalie Alvarado
Coordinator, Citizen Security and Justice
Inter-American Development Bank

Moderator

Eric L. Olson
Associate Director, Latin American Program
Woodrow Wilson Center

 

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Date and Location

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States

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