Gangs Build Peace in El Salvador


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Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2014
Location: Palais des Nations
Date: 19/09/2014

Rafael describes his 12 years as a gang member in war-torn El Salvador. He explains the efforts that have been made to build peace and reduce violence. Finally, he underlines the importance of gang members playing an active role in the peace process.

Tags: Dialogue,  Division,  El Salvador,  Peace,  Peacebuilding,  Social Cohesion,  Youth


Gang member

Rafael is a member of a Salvadoran gang. He has been facilitating dialogue that was initiated between the two main gangs in El Salvador in March 2012. As part of the commitment of the gangs to build peace in El Salvador, Rafael is working to reduce violence in his country.