Asociación Aurora Vivar
Ninety percent of single-parent households in Peru are headed by women; however, among Peru’s economically active population, women’s average monthly income is only 72% of men’s.
Founded in 1985, the Lima-based Asociación Aurora Vivar (AAV) works to improve the status and leadership of working women in Peru via advocacy, research, campaigns, and trainings for women and women’s organizations on leadership, technical skills, entrepreneurship, and labor and other human rights, with the goal of ensuring that women have equal access to quality jobs and training opportunities (including in male-dominated careers or trades), and that women’s rights are respected in local and national economic development policies and in the workplace.
EMpower’s 2nd grant to AAV will support them to work with new students from 4 vocational training institutes (CETPROS) and train them in technical skills (e.g. computer assembly and repair/maintenance), life skills, and employability skills. AAV will also expand its reach to work with high school students, train them in life skills to improve their self-esteem and social skills, job readiness skills (resume and interviewing workshops), and promote technical training as a continuing education option particularly for young women to enter non-traditional careers/trades i.e. electricity, computer repair/maintenance, and refrigeration.
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Year Established: 1985