Education and Rights for Marginalized Adolescents in Peru

Reporting Organization:UNICEF
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 19,800,000
Timeframe: March 21, 2017 - March 21, 2023
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Peru - $ 19,800,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (20 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (30 %)

Protection (20 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (20 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (10 %)

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In Peru, marginalized adolescents face significant barriers to completing their secondary education, which perpetuates their social and economic exclusion. This project aims to support young people, especially indigenous adolescent girls, to exercise their rights and achieve their full potential. This is achieved by improving the education system, namely the curricula and the services offered in schools in order to encourage adolescents to complete their secondary education. The project also aims to improve the health and protection services offered to vulnerable adolescents, in order to ensure an environment conducive to their learning and development. The project aims to ensure adolescents are involved in making decisions that affect them, through social media platforms and artistic expression mechanisms. The project is implemented in two Amazonian regions (Loreto and Ucayali), in one Andean region (Huancavelica) and in the poor suburbs of Lima. The results achieved through these pilots will subsequently be replicated throughout the country.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males
Total Direct Population: 210,000
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved progression of adolescents and particularly adolescent girls, as a result of secondary education that provides quality education, promotes gender equality and recognizes ethnic identity in a violence-free environment; (2) improved public policies and services that promote the development of adolescent boys and girls; and (3) improved participation of adolescent and particularly adolescent girls to influence policies that affect them.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) three project ideas, promoted by children and adolescents, were incorporated in the budget of the Lima district of Carabayllo; (2) adolescents were featured on the agenda during 2018 regional and local elections (78 adolescents were involved in the design and roll out of a public campaign); (3) 87 public servants received technical assistance to develop gender-sensitive and culturally-responsive mechanisms to help prevent and respond to violence in schools in a timely manner; and more than 1200 in some aspect for the integral development of the adolescents; (4) 384 people (of which 199 were women) from government, civil society, communities and businesses, were involved in conversations to define and strengthen the national policy on secondary education; (5) a plan was developed by multiple participants to reorganize schools and ensure the necessary standards, such as an adequate number of teachers that speak the language and understand the culture of students, were put in place; and (6) more than 210,000 adolescents were involved in social mobilization (workshops, media, internet) to advocate for their rights. Overall, the project is helping adolescents and their issues become a higher priority in Peru, and for them to be seen as key agents of change and rights holders.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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