Peacebuilding en Las Américas 

First AVP workshop offered in the Barrio el Inglés Men´s Prison in La Ceiba

by Monica Maher, Peacebuilding en las Americás Initiative Coordinator 

For the first time, an AVP workshop was offered in the Barrio el Inglés Men´s Prison in La Ceiba, a prison for persons charged yet awaiting conviction. Here, 500 men live in a space designed for 300; some share one bed, some sleep on the floor. Ondina Murillo co-facilitated the Basic for twenty-four men June 3-5 (photo below); some commented:

“Before I did not like to participate in anything; now I have learned to participate and I see that it is good because I can resolve problems with the help of others… to trust.”

“Now I know where my anger comes from when I see someone abuse a woman. When I was a boy, my father beat my mother. One time when he was beating her, I got on top of him and hit him. Now I understand why I get so mad about that, but the good thing is I also learned how to calm my triggers.”