Support the Peruvian youth's Battle
– for safe schooling by participating in Dagsværksdagen on March 10, 2021, where we together fight sexual violence and harassment.
In 2020, Operation Dagsværk and Amnesty International Denmark joined forces to combat the sexual harassment and violence that is commonplace in many schools in Peru. Here, especially young girls and LGBTI+ people are pressured to provide sexual services to their teachers, for example, in exchange for better grades.
There is no help to be had from the adults in the schools who do not take the young people’s experiences seriously, and there are no clear procedures for accusations.
At the same time, sexual violence is a major taboo in Peru. The same applies to inequality and machismo, which is a strong or aggressive masculine pride that helps to normalize the abuses that are going on in schools.
Are you passionate about helping to create a culture among young people that focuses on respect, consent, and equality between all genders?
Follow the link here , and help break the taboo on sexual violence and harassment by participating in the Day Work Day.
You can also order postcards here , which you can sell if you do not have the opportunity to take part in Operation Dagsværk. You can order postcards until February 21, 2021
... is a country in western South America which borders Ecuador, Colombia,
Brazil, Bolivia and Chile
... is the third largest country in South America. Some 32 million people live in Peru
... has the capital Lima, which is located in the middle of a desert. Lima has been named as one of the most dangerous cities for a woman to move away from her home in.
... have major problems of sexual violence and harassment, in schools where girls in particular are being abused by teachers and other pupils;
... has Spanish as the main language
... is covered by 2/3 Amazon rainforest
... is the birthplace of the potato and the country currently has over 3,000 different kinds
... have grilled guinea pigs as a delicacy on the menu
TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
MEET FRANCHESKA FROM LIMA
MEET IRWIN FROM PUNO
MEET CIELO FROM PUCOSANA
MEET LUIS FROM PACHACAMA
On this page you can meet the young people who are the organisers of the project and hear them talk about their everyday lives, their challenges and not least their suggestions on how they want to do away with a culture of harassment, sexism, gender stereotypes and discrimination.
The project is a collaboration between Amnesty International in Peru and in Denmark, Operation Dagsværk and the civil society organisations MANTHOC and Fe Y Alegria.