Adolescents, especially girls, must have opportunities to empower themselves so they can speak up for their rights and develop the self-confidence and autonomy needed to take control of their lives and bodies. Significant inequities based on gender, age, geographic location, ethnicity and income persist for many Peruvian adolescents.
Defined by the Peruvian government as the ages of 12 to 17, adolescents constitute 11.2% of the population, or 3.5 million people. However, adolescents are often considered neither children nor adults and find themselves in between.
The Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection project will contribute to guaranteeing the rights of indigenous and rural adolescents, especially girls, and respond to their needs by preventing pregnancy, addressing mental health concerns and providing a protective environment from violence by providing quality, gender-sensitive, and culturally adapted health, education and protection services.
Zonta is een wereldwijde serviceorganisatie van vrouwen met een zelfstandige of leidinggevende positie in beroep, bedrijf of organisatie. Per stad of regio zijn de leden verenigd in clubs om samen te werken aan de verbetering van de juridische, professionele, politieke en economische status van vrouwen over de hele wereld.