ERIC Number: ED447265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Alone You Are Nobody, Together We Float: The Manuela Ramos Movement. Quality/Calidad/Qualite Number 10.
The Manuela Ramos Movement began in the 1970s when seven women in Lima, Peru, started meeting each Tuesday to reconsider their assumptions about everyday life. By 1980, the group formed a nongovernmental organization whose strategy was to train women community leaders in Lima's barrios through workshops focusing on the following themes: identity (sexuality, the body, male-female relations); self-worth (women's rights and history); and organizations (teaching women the skills needed to advocate for change). In the 1980s, the Manuela Ramos Movement expanded its services in areas such as women's health, family planning/contraception, and provision of legal assistance to women victimized by domestic violence. In the late 1980s, the movement formed women's consortia, networks, and collectives to enable women's organizations to influence political processes and decisions. Thanks to the movement's success in empowering Peru's women, women's health activists and reproductive health officials were able to initiate the ReproSalud project, which focused on reproductive health and women's empowerment. The ReproSalud project has since expanded its scope to include an income-generating program focused on market-led product development. Qualitative impact studies have demonstrated the effectiveness and positive outcomes of the Manuela Ramos Movement. (Summaries in Spanish and French are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Action, Community Education, Community Leaders, Consortia, Contraception, Counseling Services, Developing Nations, Economic Change, Economic Development, Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Trends, Empowerment, Family Planning, Family Violence, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Lifelong Learning, Nongovernmental Organizations, Organizational Development, Outcomes of Education, Political Socialization, Popular Education, Poverty, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Reproduction (Biology), Self Actualization, Self Advocacy, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Social Support Groups, Trend Analysis, Urban Areas, Urban Education, Womens Education, Workshops
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Peru