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Welcome to the website of Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres (FCAM, Central American Women’s Fund), the first and only foundation in Central America dedicated to mobilizing resources for grassroots women’s groups and to providing tools, knowledge and opportunities to strengthen women’s groups as organizations that defend and promote their human rights. 

Here you’ll find news and inspiring stories to incite you to join us in supporting Central American women’s organizations working to defend and promote their rights. We invite you to get to know more about us, and to contribute to our initiatives driven by women creating a more just, democratic and safe Central America for all women.


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It's our anniversary! PDF Print E-mail

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It's our anniversary! Ten years ago on February 24th we publicly launched our beloved organization, the Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres. Today we begin an intense celebration journey in which we aim to keep sharing our work and commitment to women's rights with all of you!

A feminist goal PDF Print E-mail

Tells us how through football women can use public spaces historically owned by men, empower ourselves and challenge traditional norms that assign activities to women. Jessica, Diana, Tatiana and Sorayda’s groups are grantee partners in the Ola Joven (Youth Wave) Program, in which receive financial and technical support for Fondo Centro Americano de Mujeres (Central American Women's Fund).

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International Girls Day PDF Print E-mail

In December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11th as International Girls Day.  On this day, the world celebrates the first International Girls Day, a day which seeks to promote girls rights, and to recognize and visualize the severe barriers which millions of girls confront day in and day on the road to realizing their full potential.  

Since its beginnings, FCAM has defined girls and young women as a priority group; in eight years of work we have supported girls’ groups and initiatives that are organizing in their communities to demand greater access to education, that are raising awareness amongst their teachers on the importance of receiving quality sexual education, that are insisting that their needs be included in municipal budgets, that are making use of local fields to practice athletics and that are protesting against their families to be given more time to meet with other girls and discuss their interests and concerns. 

These are the girls, in Central America and thousands more around the world, which are raising their voices to demand a society which permits them to live fully and participate actively in the construction of their presents and their futures. 

Happy International Girls Day!

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Ola Joven call for Proposals PDF Print E-mail

Fondo Centroamerican de Mujeres (FCAM), the first and only women’s fund in Central America, is CALLING for young women’s groups in Central America to submit their proposals to be a part of our Ola Joven program in 2013.  


Ola Joven is FCAM’s priority grantmaking program, which provides technical and financial support to groups and organizations working in favor of young women, whose leaders and participants are also young women (between the ages of 16-30.)

Proposals should be Creative and innovative initiatives from young women’s groups in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize y Costa Rica, that promote and defend women’s human rights.

The amount requested should be $5,000.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 30th, 2012.  

In order to be considered, proposals must be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

pdfFor more information and download the proposal requirements, click here.