The sexual and reproductive health care needs are big in San Juan de Lurigancho, the most populated district in Peru. Located in Lima—Peru's capital city—the neighborhood is home to nearly one million people and is plagued by urban poverty. Fortunately, the people living in San Juan de Lurigancho...Read more
In one of the most unequal regions in the world, those who are most in need of family planning, comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services are often living in the most remote and impoverished communities. That's why the staff and volunteers at INPPARES, our local...Read more
In one of the most unequal regions in the world, those who are most in need of family planning, comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services are often living in the most remote and impoverished communities. That's why the staff and volunteers at INPPARES, our local...Read more
You've met Stefanie Suclupe, an energetic 24-year-old professional nurse and former board member and current volunteer with our Member Association in Peru, INPPARES, in Part One of this video series ( http://www.ippfwhr.org/en/multimedia/ ...). In "A Bridge isn't Necessary," you followed Stefanie...Read more
“We cannot develop as a country without addressing the poverty and discrimination that adolescents face.” - Giovanna Sofía Carrillo, Project Coordinator at INPPARES Marisol is a seventeen-year-old who lives in Villa El Salvador, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Lima, Peru. After becoming...Read more
As many advocates for sexual and reproductive rights can attest, overturning unjust laws and fighting for fair and rights-based policies is often an uphill battle that can take months or, in many cases, years. Advocacy requires tenacity, patience, and resources, and the victories are often few and...Read more
As many advocates for sexual and reproductive rights can attest, overturning unjust laws and fighting for fair and rights-based policies is often an uphill battle that can take months or, in many cases, years. Advocacy requires tenacity, patience, and resources, and the victories are often few and...Read more
Peru, while famous for its modern culinary delights and ancient civilizations, also has a far less flattering distinction: it has more reported cases of rape and sexual violence than any other country in South America. Eight in ten of these victims are minors. Researchers estimate that 35,000...Read more
In 2009, L.C., a 13-year-old girl living in Peru was raped. When she discovered she was pregnant, L.C. jumped from the roof of her house in an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide. Due to her injuries, she needed surgery, but doctors would not perform it because she was pregnant, nor would they...Read more
This week, youth advocates from around the world are in New York for the Commission in Population and Development, the United Nations’ annual meeting on development, health and rights. This year’s meeting is focused on adolescents and youth, and these young advocates are in town to ensure that...Read more