In May 2012, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet announced the members of her Global Civil Society Advisory Group. The group will facilitate regular consultations and dialogue between civil society and UN Women. We are proud to announce that Tarcila Rivera Zea, Director of Chirapaq, The Hunger Project's partner organization in Peru, has been appointed to the consultative forum. Congratulations Tarcila!
Juana was orphaned at the age of 11 and in between working at a local bakery to support her younger siblings, she studied at night to be a medical assistant. In 2008, Juana joined THP partner organization, Chirapaq, in Peru and, together with women from her community, began a small business selling guinea pigs. She was so successful in business that she has since advocated at a national forum for the rights of entrepreneurial women.