COVID-19 has inflicted a series of burdens and setbacks upon the fight against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) at a global level, especially in countries where the efforts and resources destined to combat this evil have been reappropriated to efforts focused on medical and economic recovery. However, information about TIP in Paraguay, particularly related to tourism, has been abundant, in part thanks to the efforts of Partners of the Americas and its stakeholders.
On June 10, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue (the Dialogue), a U.S.-based think tank located in Washington D.C., gathered together distinguished panelists to discuss their recently published report, “Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Expand Higher Education Collaboration and Academic Exchange in the Americas: An Impact Study of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund."
Dr. Rogério Moreira de Almeida, the former president of the Paraíba, Brazil Chapter, sadly passed away on July 3, 2021. We send our condolences to his family and friends.
Aprenda como o Projeto Resist, do Capítulo de Goiás, oferece apoio jurídico e psicológico ao público LGBTQIA + no estado de Goiás, Brasil.
On June 12, 2021, Partners of the Americas (Partners) commemorated the World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL), as well as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. This is a year in which we are called to not lower our guard on our fight, but instead, to increase our efforts to prevent and eradicate child labor, especially given the increased threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses on vulnerable families and communities.
On March 26, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Foundation (IF) held an event to discuss the numerous ways COVID-19 has disproportionately hurt Afro-descendant communities in Latin America.
In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 21 as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. According to UNESCO, 75% of the largest conflicts have a cultural dimension. Overcoming the division among cultures is necessary to promote a culture of peace, stability, and development among nations.
Four Partners Chapters from Brazil, Bolivia, and Colombia served and empowered their communities in honor of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) from April 23-25, 2021.
This Global Youth Service Day, our Chapters in South America have prepared activities to serve their communities from April 23-25, 2021. Check out their events and how to join them
Partners of the Americas (Partners) welcomes Pan American Day on April 14, 2021. This year, we celebrate the 131 years since nations throughout the Americas have formally come together to inspire collaboration and progress as well as encourage mutual understanding of peoples from all nations.