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Organization: Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez para America Latina y el Caribe, Women and Children's Desk - Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Problema: La violencia juvenil relacionada con pandillas.

- Mas divulgacion sobre el problema. Hace dos años apenas se conocia, ahora se encuentra mas y mas
en medios de comunicacion de alcance internacional.

- Mas organizaciones no-gubernamentales intentando dar una respuesta al problema, dialogando sobre
el mismo.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

-La pobreza y consecuentemente la falta de oportunidades para los jovenes, y las migraciones del campo a la ciudad, desde todos los paises hacia Estados Unidos.

-La circulacion de drogas y armas livianas.

-Los Medios de Comunicacion alimentando una cultura de violencia, y entregando informacion
tergiversada sobre la  relacion joven-violencia.

-La respuesta represiva de los gobiernos, intentando suprimir el problema sin una comprension del mismo, sin crear alternativas para los jovenes pobres, privatizando la educacion, tomando medidas economicas que no insentivan la produccion nacional y el empleo.

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Seminarios y talleres sobre la violencia juvenil, sobre la juventud, su participacion ciudadana y adultocentrismo.

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?


PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?


PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?


Postal address of organization

PO Box 311, Maryknoll, New York, 10545

E-mail address of organization

mroman@mksisters.org

Website address of organization

www.maryknoll.org

Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Educacion para la paz

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace


Highest priority country of action (or international)

los paises Centroamericanos

Second priority country of action (or international)

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Organization: Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez para America Latina y el Caribe, Women and Children's Desk - Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

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