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The Power of Sharing Your Story

by Alejandra Paz   on November 25, 2019   in

  The power of stories and lived experience—this was the theme of a recent Voices That Matter Most workshop KIND held at our office in Boston with clients and staffers from Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley’s office.

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“Now if this happens to someone, I know I will know how to help” Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention Programming for Youth in Honduras

by Rachel Dotson   on October 14, 2019   in

Earlier this summer, KIND visited Casa Alianza, a children’s rights organization in Honduras, where a group of children and teens between the ages of 12 and 16 were gathered in a large classroom covered in

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[VIDEO RECAP] KIND’s Trip to Honduras

by Alex Pender   on August 28, 2019   in

KIND Senior Director of Migration and Gender Initiatives Rachel Dodson debriefs our visit to Hondura, and the conditions contributing to the refugee crisis in the Northern Triangle. Watch the livestream above or read the transcript

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[VIDEO RECAP] KIND’s Trip to the US-Mexico Border

by Alex Pender   on August 4, 2019   in

 In a Facebook Live last week, KIND Vice President of Regional Policy and Initiatives Lisa Frydman recounted KIND’s recent visit to the U.S.-Mexico border at Juarez and the dire situation the Trump Administration’s border

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We are all responsible when a child dies at the border

by Jennifer Podkul   on May 29, 2019   in

By Jennifer Podkul Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) As a lawyer who works to protect children who come to the United States without their parents, I got a

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Largest Yet: KIND 2019 Coming Together for Children Alone Gala Benefit Dinner

by Megan McKenna   on April 18, 2019   in

KIND’s 2019 Benefit Gala “Coming Together for Children Alone” was KIND’s largest and most varied yet, with a wide-ranging (and funny) conversation between Brad Smith and The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah; a multi-media performance featuring

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On International Women’s Day, KIND Celebrates the Strength and Resilience of Immigrant Girls

by Rachel Dotson   on March 8, 2019   in

Josie, an adolescent girl from El Salvador, is thriving in the United States. She is living with a foster family and attends high school, where she was recently chosen as the school’s “Student of the

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Empowering Girls in the Guatemalan Highlands through Economic Rights and Entrepreneurship Training

by Rachel Dotson   on February 22, 2019   in

On a warm day in late June, a group of 13 adolescent girls gathered in the offices of Colectivo Vida Digna, a nonprofit organization in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala that partners with KIND to provide reintegration support

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KIND in Action: On the Ground in Tijuana

by Megan McKenna   on January 31, 2019   in

A team of three KIND staff members went to Tijuana in December to look at conditions unaccompanied children were facing and their access to asylum in the United States. The Q&A below explains what they

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A Heartfelt Thank You from KIND

by Eleanor Gartner   on December 14, 2018   in

From the pervasive gang and sexual and gender-based violence throughout Central America that forced so many children to flee their home countries, to the trauma of the “Zero Tolerance” policy, which tore them apart from

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