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1 GENDER EQUITY & WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT COMMITTEE GenEq – PC Peru – All Staff Training

2 Who Are We? Mission : In order to further Peace Corps Peru’s goal of sustainable community development, the GenEq Committee works to promote gender equity and women’s empowerment through the strategic use of trainings, resources, support, and outreach.

3 GenEq Committee Goals  Goal 1 Trainings: PCVs, Peruvian counterparts, and PC staff acquire information, skills and strategies on gender analysis and awareness in order to effectively promote gender equity in their work and communities.  Goal 2 Resources: PCVs, Peruvian counterparts, and PC staff have access to electronic, printed, and human resources to promote gender equity and women’s empowerment.  Goal 3 Activities & Outreach: Ignite and amplify the message of gender equity and women’s empowerment by increasing awareness and encouraging participation in related activities at the individual, community and institutional level.

4 Definitions  Sex vs. Gender  Equity vs. Equality

5 Why girls? The Girl Effect video & slides: http://www.girleffect.org/why-girls/#&panel1-1

6 In Peru  Peru’s ‘gender gap index’ is.679 (where 0 is perfect equality and 1 is perfect inequality)  Peru ranks 80 of 136 countries for gender equality, World Economic Forum’s 2013 Gender Gap Report  Of the 10% of Peru’s population that is illiterate, 75% of them are women  29% of adolescent girls in Peru who only completed primary school are mothers; 4% are pregnant  Peru lacks a law that mandates equal pay for work of equal value and gender discrimination in hiring  Female adult unemployment is 10% vs. 6% for men  Of every 100 males that complete secondary education, only 82 females do as well  Teen pregnancy in Peru causes 25.3% of all school desertion Source: World Economic Forum’s 2013 Gender Gap Report

7 Peru’s Urban / Rural Divide  Peru’s gender inequalities are higher in rural areas, where poverty exacerbates issues affecting women  61% of the population in rural Peru is poor vs. 20% in urban areas (INEI, 2012)  Indigenous women and girls are the most excluded  30.3% of Quechua-speaking girls are enrolled in school, and only 9% of indigenous girls from the Amazon region vs. An overall national enrollment rate of 76.5% (boys and girls)

8 Índice de Inequidad de Género 2011 Perú y Estados Unidos

9 US vs. Peru Comparisons Representación de Mujeres en Trabajos Lucrativos PERÚEEUU 199031.4%46.6% 201037.5%48.3% UN Millennium Development Goal 3 : Country Progress Snapshot Report, 2012

10 Préstamos en el Año 2011 (% edad 15+) World Bank Report, 2011 PERÚEEUU HOMBRES32.21%49.97% MUJERES26.21%42.34%

11 En el Lugar de Trabajo Social Institutions and Gender Index Report, Peru Ministry of Women, World Health Organization, American Medical Association, Gender Inequality Index Indicators PERÚEEUU Licencia de Maternidad 90 días, 100% ingreso 90 días, sin ingreso Disparidad de Ingreso 54 de cada 100 77 de cada 100

12 Representación de Mujeres en Cuerpos Gubernativos PERÚEEUU 19905.6%6.6% 201021.5%16.8% UN Millennium Development Goal 3 : Country Progress Snapshot Report, 2012

13 Representación de Mujeres en Cuerpos Gubernativos PERÚEEUU 19905.6%6.6% 201021.5%16.8% UN Millennium Development Goal 3 : Country Progress Snapshot Report, 2012

14 Estadísticas Violencia Familiar Women who have or will experience domestic violence: Peru: 38% vs. US: 33% Social Institutions and Gender Index Report, Peru Ministry of Women, World Health Organization, American Medical Association, Gender Inequality Index Indicators

15 Why girls? better marry and have children later “ Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, and domestic slavery and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all…. Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive.” http://girlrising.com/about-us/ THE QUESTION ISN'T: 'WHY GIRLS?' THE QUESTION IS: 'WHY WAIT?‘ http://www.girleffect.org/why- girls/#&panel1-1

16 Gender Issues are Everyone’s Responsibility The latest…  Emma Watson’s speech given at the UN’s 69th General Assembly on September 20th, 2014speech  #HeForShe campaign: “A dynamic solidarity movement for gender equality” #HeForShe (http://www.unwomen.org/en#sthash.DF29yMxz.dpuf)

17 Peace Corps Peru: Success Stories

18 Within Cultural Context: Peruvian vs. North American perspective  Are piropos a form of flattery?  Should men give up seats for women on combis?  Should men pay for dates?  What about other acts of “chivalry”?  Should women participate in men’s drinking circles?  Should women with children stay in an unhealthy or abusive marriage for the sake of the kids?  Are “términos de cariño” (i.e. hijita, flaca, linda, mamita, hermanita, etc.) OK?  Is it appropriate for a volunteer to be alone with a married socio of the opposite sex?  How might bringing a socio of the opposite sex to an overnight training be seen in a cultural context?  If a woman brings a man home in a romantic setting, what does that imply?

19 How Staff Provide Volunteers with the Support They Need in Confronting Gender Issues FODA / SWOT:

20 1. “Men’s work” 2. “Husband’s Permission Required” 3. “Unequal Sitemates” 4. “Phone stalker” Case Studies and Discussion

21 Resources  Website: www.peruanaspoderosas.wordpress.com www.peruanaspoderosas.wordpress.com  geneq.pcperu@gmail.com geneq.pcperu@gmail.com  Google Drive  Newsletters

22 geneq.pcperu@gmail.com Contact us!


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