The Americas

The Americas Programme works with a broad range of partners to address human rights concerns in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.  In response to the priorities of our Franciscan partners there, FI’s work in the Americas focuses particularly on the overlapping issues of poverty-, development-, and business-related abuses, with a special emphasis on the rights of indigenous peoples and the rights of women. As a complementary component of the program, FI seeks to promote the responsibility of home countries for the operations of their corporations in Latin America. 

An emerging priority issue for the Americas program is the regional crisis of human rights violations against Central American migrants and refugees. 

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