Peru: Empowering Grassroots Women with Land & Housing Rights

Grasssroots women from 13 districts from urban and rural communities were empowered to advocate for their demands from the authorities and form the National Women's Federation in land and housing access rights, free from domestic violence.

The training of the grassroots women in sensitizing and leadership, self esteem, human rights focusing on land and housing access rights, and advocacy were important issues the grassroots women learnt. On urban legislation issues, the women learned about the legal Constitution and were trained in their respective districts.

Women from rural districts of the Province of Cañete and San Luis district, and Chincha Province and Grocio Prado district, were trained both located at the South of Lima. Also 11 urban districts located in the peripheral areas of Lima were trained as well.

Fuente: Safe World for Women