Our Award Winning Women's Empowerment project is a Globalteer initiative helping women in rural villages near Cusco, Peru. The project functions as a way to help girls become more aware of their rights through educational programmes so that they feel more confident in taking control of their lives. The young women we support are able to use the new information introduced to them through the project to develop their understanding on topics which aren't addressed in schools or at home. By doing this, they can use the skills they have learnt to make a positive impact on their lives. Thus, eventually making an impact on other young women around them.
In cities women’s rights and social movements are expanding in Peru. But machismo culture is still prevalent in rural areas. Because of systemic issues, women still face certain expectations that inhibit them from creating their own path. There are expectations to take care of the house and the children, which inhibits women to have the time for their own income. Taking care of family matters and constructing their own livelihood are deeply rooted concerns for women in rural Peru. Thanks to this project, the women will be able to have more control over their earnings to be able to support their families.
2020 Philanthropy Award Winner
Our Pinagua Women's Empowerment project has been awarded the 2020 Innovation in Philanthropy Award. The award, sponsored by the GoAbroad Foundation, recognises philanthropic efforts that have impacted an individual, group or local or global community.