Peru, Participatory Voices: The project seeks to strengthen the participation and advocacy capabilities of civil society networks in the oversight of health services at the local and district level; it then seeks to leverage learning from this experience to influence policy (re)formulation at the national level. CARE Peru advocates for the health rights of the most vulnerable and marginalised populations (particularly monolingual indigenous women) which are often excluded for the use of maternal and child health services. It adopts a rights-based approach, focusing on both local and national-level advocacy, which promotes principles of inclusion, participation and duty-bearers’ fulfillment of obligations to help tackle the issues of inequitable access to quality health services and ensure greater accountability.
To learn more about the project, please see the below fact sheet:

Peru, Child Nutrition Initiative (CNI): CARE Peru led the formation of the Child Nutrition Initiative, which sought to combat Peru's chronic infant malnutrition through persuading the Peruvian government to recognise the issue as a national priority. The CNI brought together proven experts on child malnutrition to develop a collaborative, evidence-based and multi-sectoral approach that viewed malnutrition not as a 'food problem', but rather as a complex issue with multiple contributing factors. Political advocacy around national nutrition policy was a central to CARE's efforts.
To learn more about the programme, please see the below fact sheet:

Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru; Central America, LAC Gender Programme:The LAC Gender Programme works to strengthen the organisational and advocacy capacity of women’s organisations to lobby their governments to ratify ILO Convention 189 and thereby promote decent working conditions for domestic workers. The programme has also developed a gender toolkit for the region, which is intended to mainstream gender analysis in all programming and to draw attention to how the sexual division of labour and a failure to invest in the care economy negatively impacts on women and indigenous populations. The approach taken has varied within each country. In Bolivia, the programme met its primary objective of securing the convention's ratification and in Ecuador this has passed through congress.
To learn more about the programme, please see 2-page factsheets below:



For an adapted version of a regional study on domestic workers and their efforts to ratify ILO Convention 189 (in Spanish) please see Situación organizativa de las trabajadoras remuneradas del hogar en la región andina y procesos de incidencia política para la ratificación del Convenio 189

Equally, for more information on domestic workers globally, please refer to the following background document on Waged Domestic Workers by Kuldip Kaur: