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Raising Awareness and Empowering Women Through Radio

Posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Reproductive Rights, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Women's Health

Thank you for your support of Sapinchikmanta (or Voices for Justice) an Indigenous radio program in Peru!  MADRE is pleased to report that Sapinchikmanta continues to grow.  Sapinchikmanta broadcasts programs that empower Indigenous women and raise awareness on human rights issues....

ECMIA Declares Commitment to the Post-2015 Agenda

Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keywords: Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, Latin American Caribbean. Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

The organization Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), with the intention of contributing

The Radio as a Tool to Defend Rights

Posted on: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Latin America an Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

Tarcila Rivera Zea is an inspiring activist for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and President of MADRE’s Peruvian sister organization CHIRAPAQ. Just this week, she sat down with Natalia Caruso, MADRE’s Program Director, to discuss the future of the Sapinchikmanta (Voices for Justice) Radio Project. Tarcila...

Indigenous women request UN to nominate a facilitator for world-level meeting

Posted on: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights, Environmental Justice

Indigenous Women of the Americas requested John Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly, to designate an indigenous delegate

Indigenous women request states to adopt an economic system that respects Nature

Posted on: Monday, February 10, 2014

Keywords: Peru, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Indigenous Rights

The presence of extractive industries on land belonging to indigenous peoples has degenerated into a state of systematic violence against women

Reflections on a Visit to Voices for Justice

Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2013

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

Recently, Doris Loayza, an MA Candidate at New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies visited MADRE’s sister organization CHIRAPAQ in Peru. While there, she learned more about the MADRE-supported “Voices for Justice” radio program with Indigenous Peoples....

Nuestras Voces al Infinito

Posted on: Monday, August 19, 2013

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights

This past month, our sister organization CHIRAPAQ released Nuestras Voces al Infinito, a short film exploring the lives of two Indigenous women who are making a difference in their communities as radio broadcasters for Voice for Justice. Leónidas is a...

Interview with President of CHIRAPAQ

Posted on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean

Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of our Peruvian sister organization CHIRAPAQ, was recently interviewed about Voice for Justice, her radio program for Indigenous Peoples in Peru.  In her recent interview, Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of CHIRAPAQ, noted that Indigenous Peoples in Peru are not...

Testimonials from CHIRAPAQ

Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Keywords: Peru

We recently received a report from CHIRAPAQ, our sister organization in Peru, sharing updates on the radio program they run with Indigenous communities. The radio is used as a means to share information on health, domestic violence, women’s political participation,...

Broadcasting for Indigenous Rights in Peru

Posted on: Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

Read an update from our partner organization in Peru, CHIRAPAQ.

See What You've Accomplished in Peru

Posted on: Monday, November 22, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Indigenous Rights, Women Human Rights Defenders

We profile Tarcila Rivera Zea of our sister organization CHIRAPAQ

Indigenous Peruvian Students Travel to Vermont for Cultural Exchange

Posted on: Friday, August 6, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This summer, MADRE is worked with the Carving Studio Sculpture Center in Vermont and our Peruvian partner, CHIRAPAQ, to facilitate the second half of the Sixth Stone Carving Workshop for adolescents from Indigenous communities in Ayacucho. In January of this...

Taking a Stand Against Racism in Peru

Posted on: Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE's partner organization in Peru, LUNDU, is dedicated to promoting respect for Peru’s populations of African descent and to combating racism and sexism. Last year, they launched a major media monitoring and anti-racism campaign, and MADRE has been working with...

Cancel Racist Characters on Peruvian Television

Posted on: Friday, May 21, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

Read this on myMADRE, the MADRE Blog »(In the coming days, we will be posting more information about how you can take action to support Afro-Peruvian anti-racist efforts targeting media. The blog entry below provides background information about the issue.)We...

MADRE Partner Awarded Women's Order Of Merit

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Indigenous Rights

MADRE congratulates Tarcila Rivera Zea, president of CHIRAPAQ, our partner organization in Peru, on being awarded the 2010 Women's Order of Merit by the Ministry of Women and Social Development in Peru. The award is being given in recognition of...

The Sixth Annual Youth Sculpture Workshop in Peru

Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

January marked the sixth year that Indigenous youths from Peru's Vilcashuaman Province and the Cajamarca Region traveled to Ayacucho in order to learn the techniques of stone sculpting at a workshop organized by MADRE and our partner CHIRAPAQ.In an area...

Stories of our Sisters

Posted on: Monday, July 13, 2009

Keywords: Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, Sudan, Peace Building, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

 Iraq: Art Action for Peace “The US gave us a government that plunged us into civil war,” Yanar Mohammed says. “But in Baghdad, there were brave Sunni and Shiite youngsters who refused to hate each other.” “With MADRE’s help,...

Peru: Indigenous Victory is a Victory for All

Posted on: Thursday, June 25, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

This month saw an important victory by Indigenous Peoples in Peru. Thanks to their months-long protest, the Peruvian government repealed new laws that opened the Amazon rainforest to oil drilling. This was an important win for Indigenous rights—and for all...

Peru's Congress Overturns Two Decrees that Led to Police Violence

Posted on: Friday, June 19, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice

(Updated from original posting June 17, 2009) Six days after the Peruvian National Police attacked and killed Indigenous protestors, the Peruvian government issued a 90-day suspension of two of the ten decrees which had opened Indigenous lands to multi-national corporations...

What's Wrong with the Peru Free Trade Agreement?

Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, US Foreign Policy

From the Campaign to Repeal the Peru Free Trade Agreement The Peru Free Trade Agreement will:THREATEN SMALL FARMERS. The agreement will favor only a small sector of Peruvian farmers who export to the US. By lowering Peru's tariffs on agricultural products,...

As Peruvian Indigenous Leader Seeks Asylum, Indigenous Voices Must Be Heard

Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Indigenous Rights

As protests by Indigenous Peoples continue in Peru, Indigenous leader Alberto Pizango this week took refuge at the Nicaraguan embassy in Lima.  The Peruvian government has sought his arrest, charging him with sedition for leading these protests.   Today,...

An Open Letter from the Continental Network of Indigenous Women

Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights

From CHIRAPAQ, MADRE's sister organization in Peru Translation from the original Spanish.  Continental Network of Indigenous WomenSouth American RegionTo the International Public Lima, June 9, 2009 Call for the Presence and Urgent Mediation from the United Nations in order to Stop the...

MADRE Denounces Peruvian Police Crackdown on Indigenous Protesters

Posted on: Monday, June 8, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Indigenous Rights

Early Friday June 5, as hundreds of Indigenous protesters blocked a highway in the northern province of Bagua, a police force of some 600 opened fire into the crowd, killing 25 and injuring more than 150.  In subsequent clashes over...

An Open Letter from the Continental Network of Indigenous Women to the Peruvian Government

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America, Indigenous Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

By Tarcila Rivera Zea, member of MADRE's Network of Experts Partial translation from the original Spanish.  Continental Network of Indigenous WomenSouth American RegionLima, May 13, 2009To: Alan Garcia Perez, President of the Republic of PeruJavier Velasques Quesquen,  President of the Congress of...

Peru: Indigenous Youth Arts, Project Update

Posted on: Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Keywords: Peru, Latin America & Caribbean, Peace Building, Indigenous Rights

For the fifth consecutive year, MADRE and our sister organization CHIRAPAQ facilitated a stone carving workshop for Indigenous Quechua and Ashaninkas youth in rural and urban communities in Ayacucho, Peru. The goal of the project is to give Indigenous children...

Update on Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Monday, August 20, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Please help Afro-Peruvian and Indigenous families who lost everything in last week's earthquake. We sent you an urgent request for support last week for our Peruvian partner LUNDU, which is working in Afro-Peruvian communities affected by the earthquake. ...

Urgent Request for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

"I opened the door to my house to rescue my children, and the walls caved in, crushing all of them." At 6:40 pm local time yesterday, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit Peru. Among the towns...

MADRE Makes Urgent Call for Aid for Earthquake Victims in Peru

Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2007

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Peru, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

August 16, 2007—New York—In the wake of a magnitude-8.0 earthquake that struck Peru at 6:40 pm local time yesterday, MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization, today put out a call for emergency aid for the victims. Among the towns...

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