WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Central America

Central America today is afflicted by unparalleled levels of violence and insecurity. Democratic institutions remain fragile and governments have been unable, and sometimes unwilling, to spur equitable development, curtail corruption, or combat increasing criminal activity.

WOLA works with colleagues in Central America and the international community to prevent violence, support police reform, and combat organized crime. We monitor the impact of U.S. and international assistance on the ground, and support ongoing efforts to establish conditions for free and fair elections and to bring justice for human rights violations.

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