Grupo Género y Economía

Rural and urban feminists
claiming their space

Grupo Género y Economía/ Gender and Economy Group
Peru | Founded in 1992 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2017

How are rural and urban Peruvian feminists working together to address poverty, discrimination, exploitation, and the exclusion of women?

Recognizing and valuing women’s expertise, wisdom, and contributions in all spheres of society – political, social, domestic, economic, and civil – is one way to start.

As an alliance of women’s organizations, GGE raises awareness of women’s issues and gender inequality among public officials and male leaders of organizations; provides information and critical analysis of regulations and public programs that directly impact the living conditions of communities; and develops education and capacity-building strategies with its members. GGE centers the needs and rights of marginalized women within debates on sustainable living, social justice and development in Peru.

Some of their aims / activities include:

  • Creating paths towards food sovereignty by promoting agroecology, family gardens, Indigenous practices, the defense of land and territory, the conservation of the biodiversity of native seeds, and access to local markets
  • Strengthening and advocating for women’s economic autonomy, such as: building income, self-managed economic initiatives, and associations for buying and selling goods for rural, popular, and solidarity economies 
  • Promoting a consultative process and women’s agenda in organizations, social movements, and public policies within governments and institutions at local, regional, and national levels