Jóvenes Contra la Violencia Guatemala

Jóvenes Contra la Violencia Guatemala, or Youth against Violence Guatemala, trains young people to become citizen ambassadors against violence in their communities. Since the estimated median age of Guatemala’s citizens is 20 years old, its young people represent one of the greatest opportunities for citizen engagement to heal the wounds of Guatemala’s troubled past.

To support Guatemala’s citizens in building a strong, lawful and peaceful future, NED has focused on three key strategic objectives: strengthening civil society groups who advocate for political, electoral and judicial reform; fostering greater citizen oversight of institutions and engaging diverse stakeholders to combat corruption; and empowering citizens to help address insecurity and impunity that has long threatened democratic governance. Watch Spotlight: Guatemala, a video highlighting a few of NED’s Guatemalan grantees. 

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