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  • Food security
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    Photo: Sean Hawkey

    Food security is not simply a question of more food: it is about allowing children and families have the sustenance, water and nutrition they need throughout the year.

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  • Children's rights
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    Photo: Alan Silva

    CWS works with local organizations to protect vulnerable children from all forms of violence and to expand opportunities to at-risk youth in some of the poorest and most violent communities of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil and Uruguay.

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  • Haiti
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    Photo: Paul Jeffrey

    CWS responded to the devastating 2010 earthquake through a diverse set of programs, projects and advocacy initiatives.

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  • South American Chaco
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    Photo: Paul Jeffrey

    CWS Chaco Program works with groups of indigenous men and women to strenthen their capacity to secure legal title to ancestral territories and use the land in ways that are economically, socially and culturally sustainable.

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  • Emergency response and preparedness
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    Photo: Paul Jeffrey

    As members of ACT Alliance we work with partners around the world to empower local communities, helping them recover from disaster and build resilient communities.

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  • Advocacy
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    Photo: Jim Coates

    In partnership with the faith community and sister other organizations, CWS raises its voice with letters and visits to the US government calling for policies that respond to the needs of poor.

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  • Care for humanitarian workers
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    Photo: Jim Coates

    CWS is interested in promoting the well-being of staff, teams and organizations working on social justice related issues across Latin America and the Caribbean through intiaitives focused on staff care and self care.

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Are rural areas aging because youth don´t have access to land?

 

The answer is yes, according to a recent study on rural youth´s livelihood strategies and land tenure done in six countries of Latin America (Nicaragua, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and the Chaco region of Argentina). The International Land Coalition (ILC)/PROCASUR report states that one of the main reasons explaining rural youth (both indigenous and campesino) migration are the social and productive barriers they face to stay in their communities, especially relevant are the barriers to secure access to land.

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