Combating Violence against Women

Every second to third woman in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay directly experiences gender based violence. Indigenous and rural women are particularly vulnerable due to their often geographically isolated location, extreme poverty, analphabetism and linguistic barriers. Even though the States have ratified the relevant international conventions and have developed policies and action plans, their implementation remains weak. GIZ therefore supports the cooperation between diverse state and non state actors in the Andes region to put these obligations into practice and to combat gender-based violence. The program aims to enhance adequate services, especially in rural areas. It strengthens the implementation of national policies and action plans and the development of corporate cultures that prevent violence. Men, families and local communities serve as multipliers for the envisaged changes.

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