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Poverty measurement, social programmes and Amazonian peoples: A Peruvian case study with the Wampis people

Author: Yaizha Campanario Baqué
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Financially supported by: This case study has been produced with support from the European Union, under the project “Making the SDGs work for Indigenous Peoples - Promoting indigenous peoples’ human development and social inclusion in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (GLO / 16/23 / EUR), which forms part of the Indigenous Navigator Initiative supported by the European Union.
Release year: 2020
Release month / day: Jan

Since 2016, the Wampis women have been demanding that the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS) make changes to its social programmes to ensure they are geographically and culturally appropriate1 and to enable the women themselves to conduct quality assessments of the State’s education and health services in the communities. The following text has been written thanks to their participation, on the basis of their responses to the Indigenous Navigator community survey issued in 2015 and their various complaints raised in different training and meeting spaces. In the context of the Indigenous Navigator’s community survey, the answer given to question number 56 on whether there had been cases of deprivation of life or threats to individuals or groups since 2008 was particularly noteworthy: “No. But since 2008 the people IBWF been living in great fear that social and vaccination programmes and laws are aimed at destroying the indigenous peoples.”

 

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