Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Peru
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we support organizations working to overcome poverty and oppression. Our small, grassroots grantees are rooted in communities, where they empower local people to identify their most critical concerns and take action to address injustice. We also support groups that organize broader movements for social change, influencing governments and policymakers to respect and promote human rights.
Read on to learn more about how our grantees in Peru are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in Peru
Comunicaciones Aliadas (COAL)
Amplifying the Voices of Grassroots Organizations and Movements to Further Human Rights
Purpose: To promote the rights of indigenous and Afro-descendents in the Americas region by building community leaders' communication skills, producing reports and case studies, and disseminating news on human rights violations.
Consejo Machiguenga del Río Urubamba (COMARU)
Political Participation of Indigenous Women Leaders
Purpose: To increase political participation of indigenous women in decision making around land management and to implement a new law requiring indigenous people's consent for development projects by social organizing, workshops and forums, and campaigning domestically and internationally.
Federacion de Comunidades Nativas del Bajo Ucayali (FECONBU)
Advocacy School for Amazonian Leaders
Purpose: To protect and respect the rights of indigenous people in the Amazon region against extractive industries by maintaining an indigenous leadership-building school, building advocacy and policy skills, designing advocacy strategies and social mobilization.
Grupo de Trabajo Racimos de Ungurahui
Sustainable Indigenous Territorial Management
Purpose: To strengthen sustainable livelihoods initiatives in response to land rights violations by providing community trainings on Amazonian food production, advocating with Canadian activists to hold oil companies accountable and establishing food security initiatives.
LUNDU Centro de Estudios y Promocion Afroperuanos (LUNDU)
Promoting Policies for the Afro-Peruvian Community
Purpose: To improve public policies that address the unmet needs of Afro-Peruvians and to abolish discriminatory media practices by launching advocacy campaigns, fostering intercultural dialogue, and empowering Afro-Peruvian women and youth.
Mujeres de Anta
Truth, Justice and Reparation and Institution Capacity Building
Purpose: To support indigenous women who were forcibly sterilized to access truth, reparations, and justice by building their communication and leadership skills, advocating to bring the cases to the supreme court, providing legal support, designing and implementing a sexual health campaign, building alliances with human rights organizations, and promoting culturally relevant high quality sexual and reproductive health services.
Musas Inspiradoras de Cambios (Musas)
Promoting the Rights of Women with Disabilities
Purpose: To promote the rights of women with disabilities, build women's political leadership, and change policy and legislation through improving public speaking, advocacy, and conflict resolution skills; advocating for increased access to public institutions for people with disabilities; developing a communications strategy; providing legal training; and granting the MUSAS Inclusive Attitude Award.
Red de Jovenes DeporVida
Youth Advocacy for Social Change
Purpose: To mobilize youth participation in local initiatives, social committees and public policy decision-making processes and to build a culture of conflict transformation by integrating an innovative methodology into curricula of public schools and working with youth groups using street soccer.
Unidad por el Desarollo Solidario (UNIDES)
Capacity Building for Indigenous Artisans' Cooperative
Purpose: To increase access to fair trade markets for traditional indigenous women artisans, and to improve their skills by holding trainings in sewing and loom work and by increasing distribution through regional fair trade markets.