On June 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (USDOS) released the yearly Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for 2020. The 20th edition of the report primarily consisted of analyses and narratives of the state of trafficking in each country recognized by the USDOS, with a special emphasis on law enforcement efforts. At Partners of the Americas (Partners), the Child Protection Unit’s (CPU) programs directly tackle many of the issues of child, labor, and sex trafficking addressed in the report’s country narratives and regional analyses. By implementing the USDOS-funded Ñande Ko’ê and USDOL-funded Attaining Lasting Change Paraguay (ATLAS Paraguay), Partners hopes to strengthen Paraguay’s capacity to address and eradicate TIP in the country.
Poverty is projected to increase by at least 20% in 2020, largely as a result of COVID-19, which could increase rates of child labor by 14%, according to a joint paper by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF. In 2020, Partners and it’s USDOL-funded projects have continued its efforts to combat child labor, forced labor, and improve working conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean throughout the pandemic.
Con el objetivo de promover la cultura de paz en tiempos del COVID-19, la Red Internacional de Estudiantes por la Paz (Red EsPaz Perú) Capítulo afiliado de la organización Partners of the Americas viene desarrollando desde el mes de abril a la fecha conversatorios online dirigido a estudiantes y profesionales que tienen el compromiso de conectar, servir y continuar transformando vidas en la sociedad.
Since the start of COVID-19, epicenters of the virus have moved across borders, across continents, and across hemispheres. Now, as of mid-May, Latin America is the newest region suffering from the most cases of and subsequent deaths due to the novel-coronavirus.
Según cifras oficiales, Colombia ha afrontado con relativo éxito el combate al trabajo infantil. En la última medición sobre trabajo infantil hecha por el Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística – DANE (trimestre móvil Octubre – Diciembre 2019) las cifras dan cuenta de una leve disminución en la tasa de trabajo infantil y en el número de niños, niñas y adolescentes (NNA) que participan en el mercado laboral al pasar de una tasa del 5.9% en 2018 al 5.4% en 2019.
As a crisis that heavily impacts vulnerable populations, the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could push millions of vulnerable children into child labor. Today on World Day Against Child Labor (WDACL) Partners of the Americas commemorates its dedication to preventing child labor in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our Child Protection Unit (CPU) continues its efforts to combat child labor in the region while tackling the unique problems that COVID-19 has created.
The Comité Paraguay Kansas (CPK) and Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP) Chapters of Partners of the Americas are developing new ways to support activities and strengthen communities during the pandemic and beyond.
The Tennessee and Venezuela Partners of the Americas Chapters are documenting four decades of partnership together and continue their efforts despite the barriers of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Chapter incorporated in Nashville in 1967, and the Venezuela Chapter was established in Caracas several years later (1974). They have worked together for the mutual benefit of Venezuela and Tennessee for 46 years.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, people from all over the world have come together to connect in positive ways. Today, on the International Day of Living Together in Peace, we would like to highlight how our Network perseveres during this time by spreading peace through virtual people-to-people connections.