Reducing Domestic Violence in Andean Communities
Themes: women's empowerment, community development
Related GLA Programs: Peru: Service Through the Lens™
Grant Recipient: Chimpay
Chimpay is an organization that aims reduce the prevalence of domestic violence in the high Andean communities in the province of Urubamba, where indigenous communities are largely isolated from the rest of the world. domestic violence is so ingrained in cultural norms
Donations support materials for Chimpay’s school and community outreach programs, which aim to denormalize violence and break the cycle by providing education to elementary school students and through other community organizations. They will also go toward the construction of two women’s shelters, which they hope to construct by 2021.
Chimpay aims to reduce domestic violence in three ways:
1: Educate remote communities by integrating into local schools, women's associations, and community groups, etc. With this, they intend to change the cycle of violence present in these communities.
2. Provide assistance in navigating the government systems that help women gain access to legal and psychological services, a process which can be slow and difficult.
3. Construct and maintain shelters for women and children who are victims of violence. These shelters will provide care, support and guidance as they reintegrate into the community as empowered and independent citizens.