Peru News

Partner Chirapaq Works on Indigenous Women's Empowerment in Peru

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THP partner organization Chirapaq worked with several indigenous communities to assess needs and goals in the areas of health, hygiene and nutrition. THP-Chirapaq also continued support and expansion of the revolving loan fund to secure access to financial resources for indigenous women.

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Celebrating 2013 International Women's Day Around the World

Meher Afroj Chumki, a member of Parliament in Bangaldesh, opens the 2013 International Women's Day Rally in Dhaka

Each year, The Hunger Project joins billions of people around the world in celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) to honor and raise a voice for women around the world. Particularly relevant given recent violent acts against women, this year's IWD theme was “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” On March 8, 2013, thousands of women and men partnered with The Hunger Project around the world to advocate for equality, prosperity and empowerment for all women – see how.

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Awareness of Rights as a Path to Empowerment for Women with Chirapaq in Peru, 2012

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Chirapaq is offering the tools and training to strengthen the management and planning capacities of women and a targeted focus has been made on their role in the local government’s process of creating and managing participatory budgets as a way to strengthen the entrepreneurial capacities and business management skills.

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