Plan International began operating in Peru in 1994. We aim to have a positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people. We support them to learn, lead, decide and thrive in to reduce poverty, gender inequality and exclusion.
In Peru the enormous gap that exists between men and women is reflected in the high rates of sexual violence, femicide, high school drop-out rates for girls and in the huge gender pay gap.
Plan International works to end these inequalities so children are able to fulfill their potential.
We have offices in Lima, Piura, Cusco and Loreta but also implement projects elsewhere if we can have a big impact on the lives of children.
Our priorities include:
- Education, entrepreneurship and employability.
- Early childhood development
- Sexual and reproductive health rights
- Protection from violence
- Reducing the risks of disasters.
Girl helps migrants to start a new life
After migrating herself she wanted to help other migrants settle into their new lives in Peru.
Venezuelan girls and women “in crisis” due to period poverty
Up to two million Venezuelan girls and women in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador lack access to the resources and education needed to manage their periods.