Nivia Cumbia and the challenge to address violence in the native community of Shampuyacu




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Women in the community of Shampuyacu like Nivia Cumbia have set up a women patrolling group that aims to support gender-based violence survivors with violence reporting, legal support and the penalization of the aggressor within the community. Read this article in Spanish about this initiative, developed by Conservation International and Promsex under the Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (RISE) grants challenge funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This project has shifted harmful gender norms and beliefs about women’s and men’s roles in society, the sanctioning of violence, and community processes for dealing with violence in Peru’s Nuwas Forest. To know more, visit here.

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