Strengthening the Capacity of the Education Sector through Art to Combat Xenophobia in Peru

Strengthening the Capacity of the Education Sector through Art to Combat Xenophobia in Peru

Latin America and the Caribbean
IS.0026
PE10P0504
200,000
Peru
Integration and Social Cohesion Replaces
National
Active

In recent years, the migration context has changed dramatically in Peru, mainly due to the massive displacement of Venezuelans to other South American countries. Peru is no longer a country of origin but also a country of transit and destination for international migrants. This poses a challenge for the Government of Peru, particularly in regard to migrant integration. The project aims to promote the use of art in order to combat xenophobia and foster intercultural dialogue within public and private schools in Peru. The objective is to avoid stigmatization of migrants, who are often associated with negative events related to conflict, insecurity, delinquency and social marginalization. The above-mentioned objective will be achieved through the following outputs: 1) Teaching material on migration with a focus on gender and human-rights will be available to the Ministry of Education; 2) Sensitization workshops, targeting teenagers, with a focus on gender and human rights will be organized to inform students on migration-related issues and risks, and promote a culture of peace; 3) Capacity-building workshops targeting key stakeholders such as officials from the Ministry of Education, teachers, private sector and Non-Governmental Organizations, will be conducted with the aim of facilitating the socio-cultural integration of migrant students in both, public and private schools in Peru.