“We are deceived mothers” were the words of one of the 3 mothers that joined us during our last 5 day workshop with girls in Paoyan in mid July. “We did not know we could get pregnant.” “This is why … Continue reading Motherhood as a choice: Lessons from our own mothers.
“Somos madres engañadas” me decía una de las 3 madres que nos acompañó durante el último taller de Nomabaon Nete (Chicas para el Mundo) que hicimos en la comunidad de shipibo de Pahoyán del 12 al 16 de Julio. “Nosotras no sabíamos que podíamos quedar embarazadas”. “Por eso, ustedes tienen que estudiar, no salgan embarazadas tan jovencitas”, concluyó en su idioma otra de las madres que está por dar a luz a su sexto hijo. Que yo salí embarazada a los 14 años nos decía, que luego de dar a luz a mi primera hija tuve que quedarme en el … Continue reading Madres por Decisión y No por Desinformación
Written by Dr. Paul Roberts, Director of Intercultural Education, Alianza Arkana. Last week from 21st to 24th of April, I attended a conference called ‘Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas’ at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, … Continue reading From Aid to Accompaniment
In the last few months, we have run two residential workshops for Shipibo girls and young women as part of our Intercultural Education initiative. In November last year, Nomabaon Nete, our Shipibo-led sister NGO through which we channel all of … Continue reading From Strong Girls to Strong Communities
As 2015 comes to a close, we would like to list the fifteen main achievements for the past year, which stand out in a busy, challenging, productive and creative period. 1. Building 106 composting toilets with 20 more in construction … Continue reading OUR 15 MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2015
Alianza Arkana has joined forces for the third year in a row with Girls for the World and Shipibo Joi to create a extraordinary week for 16 Shipibo girls from Bena Jema: a rundown, urban indigenous community on the mainland … Continue reading Girls for the World: Solidarity Amongst Shipibo Women