In peripheral areas of metropolitan Lima, female domestic workers struggle with poor working conditions and low income. Asociación Grupo de Trabajo Redes (AGTR) helps workers establish a support network, reinforces their knowledge about their rights and obligations, and strengthens their vocational, interpersonal and negotiation skills to find better-paying jobs. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Peru. AGTR’s activities strengthen communities through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Empowering domestic workers: decent work, recognition of rights and social and political advocacy against their marginalization||Peru||2017 – 2020||$240,600||$203,860||3,600 individuals||44,650 individuals||leadership and education
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Father Jon Cortina narrowly escaped an attempt on his life during the Salvadoran civil war but he refused to let his close call intimidate him. Instead the Jesuit priest continued to teach engineering at the Universidad Centroamericana “Jose Simeon Cañas” (UCA), and to advocate for the destitute and disadvantaged, exposing Read more ›