Peace Accords: Understanding what is going on… On August 24, 2016, the Colombian government and FARC leaders fine-tuned the political conditions for guerilla disarmament and reintegration into society, rural development, victims reparations, and truth and reconciliation. The Colombian people will vote to ratify these stipulations on October 2, 2016. While […]

Colombian Peace Accords: Need for Healing

After long hard-worked months of searching for a new Coordinator to replace Val Liveoak, the PLA committee has happily hired Mónica Maher! Originally from the United States, Mónica is a bilingual AVP facilitator who lives and works in Quito, Ecuador. With over five years of AVP experience, she has co-facilitated workshops in […]

PLA Welcomes New Coordinator

The Mayor of Bolivar’s office approved a program to allow Bogota-based facilitators to give Basic, Advanced and Facilitator Training workshops to afro-descendant communities, victims of violence, indigenous communities, LGBT communities, and disabled staff in Bolivar, a neighborhood in Bogota known for high violence rates, from January to March 2016. This […]

AVP Colombia receives funding for new project in Ciudad Bolivar, ...

People in our partner communities have the daily challenges of finding employment, getting an education, or building a peaceful family. Beyond this, people are also living in the presence of poverty, gang violence, natural disasters, and political uncertainty, much of which is out of their control. This regular exposure to […]

Helping Guatemalan youth recover from trauma