Young Peruvians of African descent face barriers to participation in low-income districts of Lima and struggle to maintain their cultural identity. Ashanti Perú Red Peruana de Jóvenes Afrodescendientes (Ashanti Peru) partners with Asociación Negra de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos to promote economic, social and cultural participation through civic engagement and helps raise awareness for inclusive public policies. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Peru. Ashanti Peru’s activities strengthen excluded communities so they can improve their living conditions and participate equally in a nation’s political, economic and social life.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Training school for Afro-descendent leaders in economic, social and cultural rights||Peru||2016 – 2019||$38,000||$21,400||810 individuals||8,000 individuals||civic engagement
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