Final Evaluation: Indigenous women ‘My city, my space’: local answers to violence and discrimination (Peru)
Grantee:Peruvian Women’s Centre Flora Tristán
Grant Period: 1 March 2017 to 29 February 2020
Grant : USD 325,800
From March 2017 to February 2020 the Peruvian Women's Centre Flora Tristán implemented the project “Indigenous women ‘My city, my space’: local answers to violence and discrimination”.Primary beneficiaries included and who come to province to work, study or for other reasons. The project sought to:
ensure that authorities adopt a gender-sensitive and intercultural
recognize the importance of safe public spaces to increase participation of women and girls in work, education, politics and recreation; and
facilitate the use and enjoyment of public spaces through safety programmes and infrastructure projects.
Main findings of the evaluation:
The exceeded its goal of establishing three institutional mechanisms to protect and defend indigenous women’s rights to non-discrimination and freedom from gender-based violence, with the approval of five such mechanisms.
By the end of the project, 271 women said they felt safer in public spaces and could access improved mechanisms to confront violence; the proportion of women who said they felt more secure in public spaces increased from 20% in year two to 40% in year three of the project.