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In the late 90s, 300,000 women in Peru, mostly indigenous peasants, were forcibly sterilized.
In Peru’s civil war of the 80s, three quarters of the 70,000 killed were Quechua.

A child who is unloved and has no space to grow will have nowhere to go.
- Tania Pariona Tarqui

We work to enhance women’s power and strength so we can move forward despite all the adversities our communities have been through.
- Tania Pariona Tarqui

In the late 1990s around 300,000 Peruvian women, mostly Quechua peasants in the Andes, were forcibly sterilized by the government. This crime against humanity occurred after President Fujimori liberalized Peru’s strict contraception laws to let women ha

CIVIL WAR IN PERU: Atrocities in the Andes

From 1980 to 2000, around 70,000 Peruvians, the majority of them Indigenous, lost their lives in the fight between government forces and guerillas. In addition, nearly half a million of Peru’s poorest citize

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council that provides a space for discussion and exchange of ideas regarding Indigenous issues. Economic and social development, culture, envir

What springs to mind when you think of Peru? Probably the breathtaking Machu Picchu, peasants in brightly coloured weaves, and alpacas... But Peru is so much more than that! Bordered by Ecuador and Colombia on the north, Brazil and Bolivia on the east, C

Tania Edith Pariona Tarqui is a young Quechua activist from the Ayacucho region of Peru who is on a mission to have her people’s rights recognized. In a time where the Quechua nation struggle to define what it means to be indigenous, 29 year old Tania rallies around communities to raise critical questions about indigenous identity and issues in Peru. Despite her young age, she already has extensive experience in human rights and indigenous rights. She is participates in a whole host of discussion pane...

THE CAYARA MASSACRE

In May 1988, during Pope John Paul II’s visit to Peru, military troops reportedly killed at least 80 peasants who were corn harvesting in Cayara, in the department of Ayacucho. According to a statement from the Ayacucho Provincial

WHEN YOU LISTEN TO YOUR ELDERS YOU ARE LISTENING TO YOUR CULTURE

Our brother Zenon freshly graduated from University went back home with his Agronomist diploma and a certain attitude. His wise father told him that he needed now to learn more about his

On this thanksgiving, here is a creation from one of konnected.tv participant #kleebenally

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Guerrier millénaire Nasa...en Colombie

It's not like giving an injection to a person with fever and he will be cured and back to the normal. It's a constant vigilance, a constant culture, a constant lifestyle. This is the scheme of the community's adaptation to climate change.

- Zenon Gomel Apaza


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