The Indigenous Woman

Indigenous women against different kinds of violence

In Peru, women comprise more than 50% of the total population. One third of them live in rural areas, these being mainly indigenous. At nationwide level, the indigenous women (Quechuas, Aymaras and Amazonians) face a situation of triple discrimination: for being women; for being poor; and for being indigenous.

CHIRAPAQ works to reinforce, make visible and multiply practices that contribute to the empowerment of indigenous women, considering them to be holders of rights and a fundamental element in the political, social and economic articulation, and in the cultural continuity of their peoples, communities and organizations.

To make a contribution to reaching the goal of equality and to overcome poverty, CHIRAPAQ encourages all people, especially the indigenous women, youth, adolescents and girls, to exercise the right to a life free of violence.