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Update: Take Action Against Racism and Sexism in Peru

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Recently, we blogged on the Campaign Against Racism and Sexism that our partner LUNDU has initiated in Peru and on the threats of violence LUNDU received after protesting the racist TV characters “El Negro Mama” and “La Paisana Jacinta.”  You can read more about this situation here from MADRE and here on Akimbo. Today, IWHC, […]

IWHC Partner LUNDU Receives Threats of Violence After Protesting Racist TV Show

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A few months ago, we spoke about the Public Awareness Campaign Against Racism and Sexism that our partner Lundu has been carrying out in Peru. This campaign challenged the racism ingrained in Peruvian society, where African descendents are a highly discriminated against minority, marginalized on many grounds, including poverty, lack of access to education and […]

Partner Spotlight: Center for Afro-Peruvian Studies and Empowerment

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Founded in 2001 by then 21-year-old Monica Carrillo, in preparation for the third United Nations International Conference against Racism in Durban South Africa, the Center for Afro-Peruvian Studies and Empowerment (Centro de Estudios y Promocion Afroperuano or LUNDÚ) is an anti-sexism, anti-racism, anti-homophobia organization focused on empowering a new generation of Afro-Peruvian leaders. LUNDÚ’s institutional […]

IWHC at the First Annual Meeting of the MesoAmerican Coalition for Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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Last week, I attended the first Meeting of the MesoAmerican Coalition for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Mexico City. The Meeting was an initiative of IPPF-RHO and the Mexican Demysex “Democracy and Sexuality”, a Mexican organization working on issues of sexuality and civil participation. The meeting lasted two days and had the purpose of setting […]