Carlos Jimy Macazana Quispe’s Community Intervention Involving Male Community Members Gains Recognition by Peruvian Government and President
In 2016 Carlos Jimy Macazana Quispe (Class of 2013) worked with the Women’s Ministry of Peru and developed a technical policy proposal to work on the prevention of gender-based violence against women by working with men. The objective of this policy was for the Ministry to incorporate a gender lens in all of its programs and services, including training and mentoring, based on respect and a zero-tolerance on any forms of violence. This policy proposal was presented with a livelihood report and was approved with his report.
This year, he has been working with Ministry of Women to implement an intervention to involve male community leaders in preventing GBV trainings so they can teach other men to resolve conflicts without using violence, and share equal roles within the home This intervention has been recognized by the Peruvian government and the president, who announced in June that this intervention will be implemented at the national level through a program known as “Men for Equality.”