“In Honduras, a woman dies every 13 hours with impunity,” said Aida Gonzalez, Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Facilitator with Mercy Dream Weavers. “The Honduran woman is an oppressed woman…She has to ask permission from her husband even to open the door of her home. Honduran women have a very […]

Women Human Rights Defenders in San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Meet the courageous Tolupan women who talk about how the Alternatives to Violence Project  helped them stand up for their rights! VIDEO SUMMARY:  Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops continue in Locomapa, Honduras with women of the Tolupan indigenous tribe whose ancestral territories have been invaded by transnational mining companies […]

Power of Indigenous Women: Defending Ancestral Lands

Para leer el articulo en español, por favor ve abajo. Since PLA’s founding in 2002, volunteers have been the lifeblood of our programs in Central America and Colombia. Volunteers have included bilingual facilitators, psychologists, translators, and dedicated Friends providing administrative support and funding. Although rehabilitation in prisons is required by […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Coni Lustenberger

Listen to the song made by two inmate Alternative to Violence Program (AVP) Facilitators from the El Porvenir Prison in Atlantida, Honduras! (Scroll down to see Lyrics in English)  What are the conditions that these AVP Facilitators live in? Facilitator Ondina Murillo, who helped begin the program in the Prison, […]

AVP Song made by two Inmate Facilitators, Honduras