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

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…

Peruvian Congress Signs Onto LUNDU's Campaign Against Racism

This summer, we blogged about our Peruvian partner LUNDÚ, who have been working on a campaign to protest racist portrayals on a Peruvian television network. Their activism has included a public demonstration and a petition with over 5000 signatures, demanding that the characters “Negro Mama” and “Paisana Jacinta” be removed and the network publicly apologize…

Support LUNDÚ's Continued Fight Against Racism On Peruvian TV

A few weeks ago, we reported that our Peruvian partner LUNDÚ, was rallying allies to protest racist portrayals on a Peruvian television show. LUNDÚ promotes the development of the population of African descent by combating racism, sexism, and other types of discrimination from an inter-cultural, inter-generational and gender perspective. LUNDÚ and organizations protesting the…

Partner Spotlight: Center for Afro-Peruvian Studies and Empowerment

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…

Peruvian TV Station Refuses to Take Racist Caricatures Off the Air

Earlier this summer, we blogged about our Peruvian partner LUNDÚ, who have been working on a campaign to protest racist portrayals on a Peruvian television network. Their activism has included a public demonstration and a petition with over 5000 signatures, demanding that the characters “Negro Mama” and “Paisana Jacinta” be removed and…

Update: Take Action Against Racism and Sexism in Peru

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.

Solidarity for the People of Haiti

At the International Women’s Health Coalition, our hearts go out to the people of Haiti and their families around the world. Several organizations, including our colleague American Jewish World Service, are working to address the urgent needs of those affected by the earthquake.  As women’s health and rights advocates, we also feel it is also important…