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december 2016 Issue


Gang Resistance Education and Training Students Featured in Ocean Photography Exhibit in Belize

U.S. Ambassador to Belize Carlos Moreno opened the Ocean Photography Exhibit at the Gulisi Museum in Dangriga, a coastal city in Belize. This display, the first of its kind in Belize, featured photos by 40 children from INL’s Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) program, and recognized three winners selected by the U.S. Embassy. GREAT aims to expose Central American youth in danger of being pulled into gangs to productive, self-esteem building outlets and activities, such as photography. More»

INL Sponsors International Female Police Peacekeeper of the Year

In October, over 400 women police from 90 countries descended upon Barcelona, Spain for the 54th Annual International Association of Women Police (IAWP) Training Conference. Since 1915, the IAWP has supported and promoted women in law enforcement. IAWP 2016, coordinated by the Barcelona National Police and the European Network of Police, was organized around the theme of “Equality and Security.” INL highlighted successful women, peace, and security programs by moderating four workshops as well as sponsoring women police leaders to travel from Chad, Ukraine, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Pakistan, and Benin. More»

ILEA Gaborone Fosters Regional Partnerships to reduce Gender-Based Violence and Human Trafficking, Protect Victims

From October 10-14, INL’s International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Gaborone, Botswana, in partnership with USAID, hosted an executive-level forum on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and human trafficking for police commissioners, judges, and chief prosecutors from ten countries in southern Africa. The forum addressed regional challenges related to GBV and related human rights violations. ILEA will invite these countries to send participants to additional operational courses on these topics in the coming years to further facilitate regional cooperation in countering GBV and human trafficking. More»

INL Advances Access to Legal Aid Worldwide

On November 15-17 in Buenos Aires, INL’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Luis Arreaga joined a top Department of Justice official, UN experts, as well as civil society and government actors from a broad range of countries to advance access to quality legal aid for vulnerable people. At the Second International Conference on Access to Legal Aid in Criminal Justice Systems, hosted by the Government of Argentina and the International Legal Foundation (ILF), experts discussed common difficulties, best practices, and solutions to this global challenge. U.S. participation in the event builds upon the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice’s May 2016 adoption of a groundbreaking U.S. resolution on promoting access to legal aid, including through a network of providers. More»