Adolescent Health Protection in Peru project reaches thousands of girls following post-COVID-19 reactivation of health care services

Adolescents, especially girls, must be given opportunities to empower themselves and develop the self-confidence and autonomy needed to take control of their lives and bodies, and to speak up for their rights. Significant inequities based on gender, age, geographical location, ethnicity and income persist for many Peruvian adolescents. Being an adolescent girl, indigenous and living in a rural area, makes these inequities even more significant.

Zonta International’s partnership with UNICEF USA’s Adolescent Health and Protection project in Ucayali and Huancavelica—regions of Peru—aims to improve the capacity of services to respond to the health needs of adolescents in a timely manner and prevent all kinds of violence in schools.

Read our latest project update to learn about recent results from the project, activities planned for the future and the way forward. This document, along with the A4 version, can be found under "Program Updates" on our Adolescent Girls’ Health and Protection in Peru webpage.

7 JULY 2021