Gender and Violence Program

We assume that the basis of gender violence is inequality between men and women, rooted in social institutions, and reinforced by a culture that devalues women and puts them in a subordinate position with respect to men. From this point of departure, our institution considers it necessary to develop interventions that question and remove beliefs, discourses, models and messages that impede the equal relationship between men and women in the different stages of their development. That is why, in addition to promoting in women the knowledge and exercise of their rights, we promote new forms of masculinity among men of different ages and contexts, in the perspective of contributing to equity, equality, as citizens they recognize each other as agents that promote change.

Projects

Contributions of the program

200 rural men sensitized in Junín and Huancavelica, show favorable changes in their way of living their masculinity and improve relationships with their partner, sons and daughters.

30 men sensitized leaders formed a network of community leaders that promotes messages and models of behavior favorable to the prevention of violence against women and to the transformation of traditional masculinity, propitiating inequality and violence.

In partnership with different institutions and with groups of men from each community, printed and audiovisual material (brochures, videos, radio spots, guides, studies, etc.) was produced and subsequently transferred to various public and private institutions.

Two provincial plans for the prevention of gender violence were prepared with the participation of the multisectorial consultation boards of Jauja (Junín) and Tayacaja (Huancavelica), both of which were approved and recognized by the respective provincial municipalities as local management instruments that contain goals, actions and deadlines in relation to the sociocultural changes necessary to eradicate violence against women and to improve and expand services to address this problem.

30 school leaders organized in the "Wiñay: leadership and empowerment to grow" group were trained to train their peers in favor of reducing gender violence among adolescents.