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Founded in 2006 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2017

Federación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas, Artesanas, Indígenas, Nativas y Asalariadas del Perú

Empowering women's rights and leadership

Federación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas, Artesanas, Indígenas, Nativas y Asalariadas del Perú (FENMUCARINAP)  or ‘National Federation of Peasant, Artisan, Indigenous, Native and Wage-earning Women of Peru’ was formed in 2006 to organize, empower, and support rural women’s rights and leadership across Peru. With bases in 23 regions, FENMUCARINAP exercises and defends women’s rights in every sphere: economic, social, organizational, political, and cultural. They have a holistic agenda that prioritizes:

  • the defense of women’s body sovereignty
  • training and social awareness on sexual and reproductive health rights
  • worker’s rights and holistic health
  • food sovereignty, and climate change
  • the defense of land, territory, water, seeds, biodiversity, and respect for the right to prior consultation

Their activities are diverse and dependent on local context. In northern Perú, the focus is on agriculture and community health affected by floods. In southern Perú, the focus is on climate change and protecting women in domestic, abusive environments and youth vulnerable to trafficking – a consequence of illegal mining present in the region.

FENMUCARINAP has participated in the World March of Women and is part of CLOC (Latin American Coordinator of Peasant Organizations) of La Via Campesina.

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