Resolving social conflicts, overcoming violence against women
ISAIAS views itself as a movement and network of critical and open-minded Christians in the southern High Andes, around the cities of Puno and Cusco. The abbreviation stands for 'Istituto Surandino de Investigación y Acción Solidaria' ('Southern Andean Institute for Research and Action in Solidarity'). Key areas of work include education, peace, human rights and democratisation. Mission 21 supports ISAIAS with its educational activities. These involve basic and continuing training for managers and leaders, and also for women: the aim is to make the participants ready for active involvement in civic affairs and for a social commitment to combat violence against women.