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In the words of Tarcila Rivera Zea: “My parents, illiterate as they were, pushed to learn more”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tarcila Rivera Zea is a Quechuan activist from Ayacucho, Peru, and Founder of the organization Chirapaq, and leader in the movement of indigenous women of the Americas. From 2013 – 2015, UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality has supported Chirapaq’s work on strengthening rural indigenous women’s economic empowerment. Ms. Rivera Zea was recently elected to the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She is a journalist by profession and for more than 30 years has worked as an activist for indigenous peoples' rights, particularly those related to women, children and indigenous youth in national and international areas. More

Indigenous women in Peru combat climate change and boost economy

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

To combat the impact of climate change, the indigenous women of Laramate in Peru have turned to ancestral farming techniques with support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality. In addition to healthier crops and improved incomes for the community, the programme has boosted indigenous women’s participation in public spaces and decision-making. More

Rural Peruvian women spur local dairy industry

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

With support from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, an association of rural indigenous women cheese and yogurt producers is growing, boosting incomes and economic independence. More

“What do the MDGs mean to me?” Girls and women speak from their own experiences at the Stakeholder’s Forum

Friday, December 6, 2013

A civil society panel organized by UN Women brought together voices of women and girls from different parts of the world and across a broad age spectrum to assess the relevance of the current UN Millennium Development Goals to their lives, identify glaring gaps and present their aspirations for the future development agenda. More

From plates that grow food to certified cocoa: UN awards innovative green enterprises

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The SEED Awards identify and support innovative social and environmental start-up enterprises that tackle key sustainable development challenges at a community level in developing and emerging economies. More

The gender dimension of the Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

As the UN Secretary-General launches the latest annual report on progress towards the MDGs, a look at the impact of each of the eight goals on women and girls, as well as UN Women’s efforts to address remaining challenges. More

Press Release: Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015. More

Community Radio Expands Dialogue on Women’s Rights in Rural Communities

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Community radio uses the power of the medium, but redefines it to give a voice to the most marginalized communities. It creates a non-commercial platform, where ordinary people in rural communities, often the women of the community, own and produce the content they hear on the radio. More

Building the leaders of tomorrow: preparing young women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Thursday, January 17, 2013

To boost their leadership and political engagement, 80 young women from 25 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean attended a regional forum in Panama, organized by UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA. More

Activists fight for the rights of HIV-positive women living in Peru

Friday, November 30, 2012

To mark World AIDS Day (1 December) we profile the life of a woman who is claiming her rights as a member of the Peruvian Network of Positive Women. More

The Executive Director of UN Women meets representatives of civil society before concluding her visit to Peru

Thursday, October 18, 2012

On 16 October, Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, took part in an international conference on social inclusion entitled “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion at the start of her two-day visit to Lima, Peru. She was joined by the President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, and the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. More

“Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion”: speech by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, in Lima

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the event “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion, in Lima, Peru on 16 October 2012, at an event during Social Inclusion Week. More

Mobilization by municipalities to end violence against women

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A conversation with Silvia Loli Espinoza, coordinator of the project “Articulation of Policies and Actions to End Violence against Women in the Municipality of Lima, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. More

Watch livestream of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet speaking at a social inclusion event today in Lima

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

On Tuesday 16 October, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will begin an official visit to Peru, which will start with her participation at the international conference entitled “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion, alongside President Ollanta Humala Tasso and the US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. (in Lima) 10 a.m. (in New York). More

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits Peru

Monday, October 15, 2012

On Tuesday 16 October, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, will begin an official visit to Peru, which will start with her participation at the international conference entitled “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion, alongside President Ollanta Humala Tasso and the US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. More

Peru Passes Historic Law on Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Government of Peru has taken a historic step for indigenous peoples by becoming the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to pass a law requiring that indigenous peoples be consulted on and give their consent to any legislative or administrative measures that directly affect them. More

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