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1 FH Peru Country Strategy

2 FH in Peru Began in 1982 in emergency response Sponsorship-related activities Consolidated to peri-urban areas during most violent terrorist activities

3 Important achievements Education, preventative health and nutrition, wells, leadership training, church strengthening, family violence prevention C2C relationships

4 Important achievements Community capacity building – community leaders, health promoters, mother leaders, community counselors

5 Peru’s Social Context One of most heterogeneous societies in Americas Highly concentrated in capital and coastal cities History of intense political and social conflicts ▫Profoundly marked by recent political terrorism

6 Peru’s Economic Context Sustained economic growth Increasing inequality Potential for increased social conflict

7 Geographic Focus 29 squatter settlements in Lima, Chincha (coast), Pucallpa (jungle)

8 Squatter Settlements Peruvian urban migration ▫Pull factors – attraction of economic and educational opportunities in the city ▫Push factors – loss of farmland, natural disasters, lack of employment, terrorist/military violence ▫Unprepared for such large growth

9 Squatter settlement growth in Lima

10 Illegal occupation of land on the outskirts of cities Initially exhibit high incidences of extreme poverty Precarious construction Insufficient security High degree of collective support to address immediate needs – titles and basic services

11 Cultural, language, and regional differences

12 After consolidation economic diversity and individualism replace initial solidarity Transition from shanty towns to “emerging cities”

13 People served through FHP’s programs Communities31 29 Families Churches Community Leaders C2C relationships 8108 Staff715448

14 Vision for FH Peru Boys, girls and youth of Peru growing healthy and happy, in harmony with God, in a healthy environment.

15 Community and Family Diagnostic – Lima and Pucallpa 2010 In Pucallpa, 63% of families expressed that most critical issues affecting their families welfare were violence and conflict. The issue of violence not only occurs in families, but also within communities and schools.

16 Community and Family Diagnostic – Lima and Pucallpa 2010

17 Conclusions The broken nature of roles within families, the lack of assertive communication, as well as abuse directed towards children and teens are key factors that perpetuate violence from one generation to the next.

18 Community and Family Diagnostic – Lima and Pucallpa 2010 Conclusions Violence, in all of its forms and multi-causal factors, is the principal issue affecting the healthy and happy development of children and adolescents in FHP’s communities.

19 Violence Prevention Strategies Oikos Training Experience ▫Study, reflection and practice of healthy family relationships and household resource administration Awareness Raising Advocacy

20 Child Family Community Municipality Child-focused Community Transformation Culture of Peace and Capacity to Prevent Violence towards Children

21 Child Family Community Municipality Oikos – Walking with Families Capacity to Prevent Violence towards Children

22 Child Family Community Municipality Oikos – Cascade Groups Capacity to Prevent Violence towards Children

23 Child Family Community Municipality Awareness Raising and Advocacy Capacity to Prevent Violence towards Children

24 Project Activities HealthProtectionEducationLeadership Development Family Strengthening Economic Development HygieneAwareness campaigns School attendance Community counselors Parental roles & responsibilities Financial management Environmental health Family violenceTeacher trainings Increase leaders’ ability and influence to access government resources Conflict resolution Savings groups NutritionGender-based violence Youth participation CommunicationIncome generating activities Preventative health Child abuseSelf-esteem Intergeneration al violence Marriage strengthening Child advocacy Participation in networks


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