|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Address:||Apartado Postal 376 2150 Moravia
|Region:||Central America and the Caribbean|
|| Foundation Paniamor is a Costa Rican, non-for-profit, non partisan, private organization, of a preventive and technical nature. It was created in 1987, and declared of Public Interest by the Costa Rican Government, in 1990. The foundation organizes its work along three permanent programs, as follows:
The Violence Prevention Program, which addresses personal violence against and amongst children and youth (family violence, school violence, community violence). This program was created in 1988, and received the Henry Kempe International Award in 1990.
The Incidence Program, which addresses the lack of due performance by public institutions responsible for the protection of chidren rights in the country (as it relates to the drafting of new legislation, and the fostering of new public policies, and more effective institutional practices); and also promotes the involvement of key social actors in the development of national strategies that seek to respond to more structural conditions affecting the rights of particularly vulnerable populations. This program was created in 1992.
The Social Development Program, which works mainly with adolescents ages 13 to 18, from socio-economic deprived communities, to address issues of poverty and exclusion (school failure, unemployment, gender discrimination, technology gap). It seeks to promote values, knowledge and skills that will empower their new generations to exercise their rights and responsibilities for their own personal growth, and that of their families, peers, and communities of origin. This Program was created in 1999.