Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Peace promotion

Overcoming violence - enabling self-determination

Number: 400.1021

Violence is a widespread and structural problem in all Latin American countries and their fragile democracies. Our project partners are particularly committed to combating violence against environmental and human rights activists, as well as domestic, sexualised and gender-based violence. The latter form of violence mainly affects women and girls, but also sexual minorities. It can be psychological, economic or physical violence that takes place in both public and domestic spaces. The work against gender-based violence covers a wide range of thematic areas, including domestic violence, sexual violence, forced prostitution, and trafficking in women and children. Our partners are active in prevention work as well as in accompanying victims of domestic violence. In Latin America, domestic violence often leads to femicide, which is the most radical form of gender-based violence. Domestic violence can also lead to sexual violence. In addition to women, their children and adolescents are often affected by domestic and sexual violence.



- Workshops in violence prevention to the different target groups, audiovisual campaigns in Quechua for awareness raising in the community and also through local media (Flora Tristan)
- Comprehensive (legal) victim support (Flora Tristan)
- Economic empowerment of women (Flora Tristan)
- Training of so-called "tutors" to accompany the students and their families (EMAUS)
- Conducting lessons and workshops for students and their parents in non-violent conflict resolution (EMAUS)
- Conducting training courses on gender, gender-based violence and women's rights (ISAIAS)
- Organising short training courses for women in traditionally male domains, e.g. as drivers, repairing mobile phones and PCs, sanitary repairs (ISAIAS)
- Lobbying local and regional decision-makers on gender, gender-based violence and implementation of existing legislation (ISAIAS)

- Awareness-raising and training workshops on sexual violence and human trafficking and inclusive violence prevention for protection agencies and national and local authorities. (FMA)
- Comprehensive and inclusive prevention workshops for children and young people, inside and outside schools (FMA)
- Awareness-raising and information workshops for parents, guardians and primary caregivers (FMA)
- Production and dissemination of audio-visual communication material for the comprehensive prevention of sexual violence and trafficking in human beings (FMA)
- Implementation of awareness-raising campaigns (FMA)

- Accompaniment of women affected by violence (SEDEC)
- Training of family companions to recognise violent situations in families and to prevent violence (SEDEC)
- Conducting courses to raise awareness about and prevent gender-based violence (SEDEC)
- Lobbying on the issue of gender-based violence (SEDEC)

Costa Rica
- Accommodation and meals in Casa DEI for human rights activists and refugees under threat (DEI)
- Psychosocial support and legal advice
- Further training courses to strengthen resilience and clarify future perspectives (DEI)

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