Above: With her hand-made sign, a young girl served by GFC partner Voces Mesoamericanas declares “We have rights, wherever we are.” Header photo: This image was captured on a visit to our partner Human Rights Center Fray Matías de Córdova in Mexico.
Global Fund for Children stands in solidarity with millions of citizens and organizations across the United States and the world who are speaking out against family separation at the US / Mexico border. The zero-tolerance policy tears families apart and will lead to years of trauma for these children.
Even if this policy is rescinded, it is just one of numerous other threats to the well-being of migrant children and youth, including systematic denials of asylum seekers at ports of entry, more deaths inside detention facilities, inadequate accommodations for unaccompanied children, and changes to asylum policy that bar domestic violence victims and those fleeing gang violence from securing asylum protections.
Our network—connecting partners located in the US, Mexico, and Guatemala—is courageously addressing these issues through direct services and advocacy. Give today to show your support during this difficult time of crisis.
Along the border, our partners Tahirih Justice Center and Al Otro Lado are responding to the crisis with legal representation for young mothers and fathers separated from their children and for children separated from their parents. From Tijuana, Al Otro Lado and Espacio Migrante support families and unaccompanied children stranded at border crossings inside Mexico. In Mexico and Guatemala, partners are preparing to help families reunite if parents or children are deported separately back to their countries of origin, while teaching migrant youth and families about their rights and helping them stay safe as they flee violence in their countries of origin.
Donations to this campaign will support our network of partners through grants, capacity-building, advocacy, and other services to strengthen and expand their invaluable work. Contributions will support activities like the following:
Global Fund for Children is proud to support these local heroes who are doing everything they can to uphold the rights of migrant children and youth. We are dedicated to supporting them through funding, coaching, tools, and resources to help maximize their impact during this crisis and for years to come.
Al Otro Lado / Tijuana, Mexico
Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Matías de Córdova / Tapachula, Mexico
Colectivo Vida Digna / Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Espacio Migrante / Tijuana, Mexico
Homies Unidos / Los Angeles, California
Immigrant Youth Coalition / Los Angeles, California
Jóvenes por el Cambio / San Marcos, Guatemala
LaUnidad11 / Houston, Texas
Sin Fronteras / Mexico City, Mexico
Tahiri Justice Center / Houston, Texas
Voces Mesoamericanas Acción con Pueblos Migrantes A.C. / Chiapas, Mexico
Thank you for listening, supporting, and taking action to keep all youth safe, strong, and valued.
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