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Photo story: a trip to El Carmen, the cradle of Afro-Peruvian culture  

In April 2010, MRG Media Officer Emma Eastwood visited the town of El Carmen, Chincha, a 4 hour bus ride south of Lima on the Pan-American highway and said to be the cradle of Afro-Peruvian culture.The town is home to the family of the late Amador Ballumbrosio, the godfather of Afro-Peruvian music. Having heard that the huge family (Amador and his wife had fourteen...

MRG Podcast: October 2010 

MRG is pleased to present our first podcast, which features interviews and music recorded by staff members as they go about their work in support of minorities and indigenous peoples around the world. October’s podcast includes:French linguist Jean-Michel Filippi speaking about why the S'aoch people of Cambodia are losing their language and culture.An interview in Spanish with Oswaldo Bilbao of the Peruvian organisation, Ethnic...

Peru: Addressing the needs of marginalized communities in policy formulation and programming  

This is a recording from the Minority Voices conference, held in Budapest in May 2010.In this recording: This is a longer discussion on poverty reduction strategies with special regards to the needs of marginalized communities in policy formulation and programming. Development consultant Samia Khan gives a substantial explanation on the progress of development policies and the strategy to poverty reduction with regards to...

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH IN PERU 

Every eight hours a woman dies in Peru from pregnancy complications or during childbirth. 45 percent of the deaths that occur in Peru are of afroperuanos and indigenous children under five years old. Download the attached file for a presentation on this grave problem....

Peru: Afro-Peruvians submit report to UN human rights committee 

In October 2012, during the 14th session of the Working Group of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Peru will be reviewed by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on its human rights record. One of the key questions to be raised is the situation of Afro-Peruvians who continue to suffer serious inequalities in the country.In their joint submission to the Working Group, the...

Peru: ¡Aquí estamos! Niñas, niños y adolescentes afroperuanos 

En el marco de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño que establece la obligación que tienen los Estados de promover que todas las niñas y los niños ejerzan sus derechos en igualdad de condiciones, se planteó la elaboración del estudio “¡Aquí estamos! Niñas, niños y adolescentes afroperuanos”.Este estudio ofrece un primer acercamiento al ejercicio de los derechos de las niñas, los niños y...



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