The project is in line with the 2019 - 2021 three-year institutional work plan. It has two components:
1) Management of the volunteer program in its national version
2) Development of activities around the memory of the period of political violence that Peru experienced between 1980 and 2000.
The work of volunteers will contribute to the management of the "Let's Make Change for Human Rights" volunteer program by prioritizing their bets at the national level. Although it is planned to expand it, its work plan will include dissemination actions, training of tutors, monitoring and ongoing evaluation in order to professionalize the management of the programme and the achievement of institutional objectives. These actions will be reproduced on the Apurimac and Ayacucho sites by the APRODEH team.
It will also contribute through concrete actions in the “El Ojo que Llora” memorial, in particular in the organization of commemorative activities, dissemination, exchange of experiences, systematization of information, organization of cultural activities and management of specific volunteers in the activities of the Memorial, can be trained to guide groups of students (optional).
This volunteering position will take place in APRODEH that is a local organization developing mainly local and national development aid projects. It is expected that the volunteer to be autonomous and able to take initiatives to support the hosting organization and local community in the development of their projects and activities.
Expected results/objectives :
- National volunteering is strengthened through management appropriate to ongoing evaluation and priorities established in the Corporate Strategic Plan.
- The tutors of the three institutional headquarters have strengthened their capacity to monitor national and foreign volunteers.
- The memory of the victims (civilian, police and military) contributes to the processes of raising awareness among the new generations through commemorative, creative, reflective, educational and solidarity actions.
- The memories of victims of enforced disappearances contribute to requests for justice and the application of the law on the search for the disappeared.
Operational details & security context
Lima is a city of more than 9 million inhabitants, and like every major city, has areas with different levels of security. The areas where the volunteer will work, our headquarters and the “El Ojo que Llora” Memorial (District of Jesús María), where meetings with other human rights organizations, universities (districts of Pueblo Libre, Miraflores, Lince) etc., will be held, are quiet areas and theft and/or attacks are rare. The political and social context does not represent security problems. A problem affecting the country in general is the lack of compliance with traffic rules by drivers and pedestrians, which leads to a high rate of traffic accidents. In some districts of Lima, the authorities are more aware and controlled. The volunteer will be trained to prevent any kind of difficulties in his personal safety and health.
Lima is home to many internal and foreign migrants, so its gastronomic and cultural offer is very wide. Lima is located on the central coast, its proximity to the sea means that several of its districts have beautiful dikes but also high percentages of humidity which make the thermal sensation higher in summer and lower in winter. In summer, the average temperature reaches 28°C and in winter, it drops to 15°C; in this season, it rains very slightly and the sky remains cloudy. The hosting organization will share at the very beginning of the project a security briefing and a security management plan with all health and safety rules to follow.