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WOLA's mission is to advance human rights and social justice in the Americas. We envision a future where public policies in the Americas protect human rights and recognize human dignity, and where justice overcomes violence.

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Watch: How Can We End 'Prison-Like' Migrant Detention Conditions?

How can we improve the way we treat migrant children and families? WOLA Senior Associate Maureen Meyer speaks with Maria Teresa Kumar of MSNBC's "Changing America" on the conditions in U.S. migrant detention centers today.

Security, Transparency, and Accountability in El Salvador and Honduras

On June 30, guests from El Salvador and Honduras discussed challenges to security, transparency, and accountability in the Northern Triangle.

Youth Violence and Resilience in Honduras and Northeast Africa

On June 22, WOLA and partner organizations discussed youth violence and resilience in Honduras and Northeast Kenya.