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TOGETHER TRANSFORMING LIVES, CREATING A SECURE FUTURE AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE.

We are moved by the dream that women, girls, and vulnerable populations live free, safe, and fulfilled, recognizing their strength and ability to decide, fight, and pursue their dreams.

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INSTRUCTOR TRAININGS

108

SELF DEFENSE INSTRUCTORS

+6700

PEOPLE REACHED

+20K

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HOURS TAUGHT SELF-DEFENSE

WHO ARE WE?

RIA ABYA YALA is a dynamic network of feminist activists who aim to eliminate gender-based violence through education, awareness campaigns, and dedicated advocacy for women's rights.

Using the  ESD methodology (empowerment-based Self-defense), RIA ABYA YALA has trained more than 100 ESD instructors in various countries in the LAC region, reaching more than 6,500 people through its workshops and trainings.

 

RIA's mission is to establish ESD as a key strategy to prevent gender violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing a platform for education, activism, support services, and accompaniment. 

WHAT WE OFFER?

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Regional capacity building 

By coordinating and overseeing training programs for ESD instructors/facilitators in Latin America and the Caribbean, RIA LAC also plays an active role in promoting, advocating for, and supporting the collection of data that highlights the significance, need, and efficacy of 'Empowerment-based self defense' initiatives.

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Support to emerging leadership

RIA-LAC supports and nurtures a community of experts in self-defense, generating a platform for exchanging experiences and knowledge for co-creating tools through forums, webinars, work tables, and virtual and face-to-face meetings. "RIA's work is based in the exchange of knowledge and experiences."

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 Strengthening alliances and networks

Through RIA's platform, we co-create and promote collaborations and alliances with different sectors, promoting synergy between actors, organizations, institutions, and people and materializing new projects, programs, and events.

OUR PROGRAMS

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FACILITATOR'S TRAINING

We organize, coordinate, and accompany the training of ESD instructors throughout the region. 

STRENGTHENING OF LOCAL LEADERSHIP

We offer a platform to exchange experiences and knowledge through webinars, workshops, forums, meetings, and our mentoring program, alliances management, research, and collaboration. 

RESEARCH

We generate and support the construction of data on ESD's importance, necessity, and effectiveness as a prevention strategy.

ALLIANCES AND COLLABORATIONS

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CLIENTS

OUR NETWORK AT GLANCE

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TESTIMONIALS

“It was an important change for me to be able to feel my body as strong as well, as is my spirit, as is my mind, as is my heart; being able to find a safe place in my body.”

Participant from Chiapas, Mexico. (Migration Lawyer) - Training Mexico 2021

“The processes we go through in training are hard processes that go through our entire being, our entire existence, that bond that is generated is a genuine bond, because it is a bond that goes beyond what we can think, beyond what we would like to control.”

First instructor in Mexico - Training Costa Rica 2019

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