International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP) Face to Face with Violence
RUIDO Photo's exhibition proposal focuses on the crisis of violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America, which is one of the most violent regions in the world outside of a declared armed conflict. In that region, one person is killed every 40 minutes. El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala have led the highest homicide rates in the world for years, which are 20 times higher than those of Europe and double those of countries at war such as Syria and Afghanistan.
The exhibition delves into the experience of this social and daily violence through four thematic axes: youth and gangs, childhood and adolescence, violence against women, and migrants and refugees. The exhibition shows how violence affects these population groups in the three countries of the Northern Triangle.
“You have to understand their environment because they are boys and girls from very violent neighborhoods”
“All government actions are destined to fail because they try to solve the problem from the outside”
“Many young people without opportunities are attracted to the promise of security from the gangs in a hostile environment and poverty”