Peru

Bending Back on 5 Years of Change

Bending Back on 5 Years of Change

As WGLG enters it’s last quarter, we wanted to create the space and time for facilitators to process their years of hard work and share their stories with us.  Facilitators are an integral part of each country’s campaign, as they serve as the bridge to the communities we serve. Facilitators deliver direct services to the […]

Girl Connected Sparks Global Conversation on Gender Biases

Girl Connected Sparks Global Conversation on Gender Biases

The Get #GirlConnected screening and panel discussion on gender biases was truly a global conversation. Audience members hailed from every corner of the globe: Haiti, India, Kenya, Israel, Guatemala, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, and major cities around the US. Classrooms in Colorado and Virginia, domestic non-profit organizations working with at-risk youth and victims of sexual exploitation, […]

Faces of Change: Jimmy

Faces of Change: Jimmy

Name: Jimmy Age: 15 Hometown: Pucallpa, Peru Occupation: Student How did the Now is the Time Campaign change you? “The Campaign changed the way I saw youth rights. Watching films like Daughters of the Forest and Girl Connected I learned there were adolescents like me all around the world, facing teen pregnancy situations, because they […]

Faces of Change: Ana Maria

Faces of Change: Ana Maria

Name: Ana María Age: 40 Hometown: Puno, Peru Occupation: Sociologist, working with secondary schools (and facilitator) How did the Now is the Time Campaign change you? “Before getting in contact with the AEC Campaign, I had never before participated in a film screening. I still remember how impressed I felt the first time, after watching […]

Faces of Change: Miguel

Faces of Change: Miguel

Name: Miguel Age: 15 Hometown: Pucallpa, Peru Occupation: Student, youth leader, radio host, singer How did the Now is the Time Campaign change you? “I had the chance to participate as host in the Radio Program Familiando. I did not only learn new technical skills…Familiando taught me tons of skills and changed me in a […]

Introducing the Faces of Change Campaign

Women and Girls Lead Global is excited to announce our new blog series, Faces of Change. The Faces of Change campaign is a window into the lives of the community members we have worked with on the ground, who work to promote gender equality. During our five years reducing gender-based violence in India and Jordan; improving […]

Pasala Bien, “Have Fun” by Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Pasala Bien, “Have Fun” by Preventing Teen Pregnancy

A young teenager appears on LTL’s music video and smiles. He’s surrounded by friends while holding a rubik’s cube. He looks happy, which is fitting because the title of the video is Pasala Bien, meaning, ‘Have Fun’. The song starts, but after the first verse we quickly realize this music video isn’t your average pop song […]

Girl Connected Resources — Keep the conversation going

Girl Connected Resources — Keep the conversation going

Thank you for an empowering #GirlConnected screening and panel! We are inspired by our thoughtful conversation on how gender stereotypes constrain girls’ and women’s potential, and how we as a global community can support girls to transcend them. If you didn’t get the chance to watch the Girl Connected film it is available for free online, along with the Girl Connected […]

For troubled school in Peru, a useless class hour becomes a turning point

For troubled school in Peru, a useless class hour becomes a turning point

For many years, Peru BIRF in Juliaca, an industrial city in the Andes region of Peru, had a reputation as a ‘bad’ school. Every morning, as classes were getting underway at BIRF (which stands for Banco Internacional de Reconstrucción y Fomento), a van rolled slowly around the neighborhood, looking for kids skipping school. Some of […]

Breaking the silence around Sexual and Reproductive Health in Peru

Breaking the silence around Sexual and Reproductive Health in Peru

As in many places around the world, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a complicated issue in Peru. In a 2013 report, 61.3% of Peruvian women aged 20-24 reported giving birth between the ages of 15 and 18. Lack of awareness about sexual and reproductive health is a key factor shaping this scenario, as well as communication barriers between teenagers and their parents and teachers. WGLG Peru has been working to break this cycle by ensuring that communities with low access to information about SRH don’t slip through the cracks.