New blog: Co-creating systems for primary prevention of gender-based violence with communities in the Peruvian Amazon

By Geordan Shannon. In the Amazon basin of Peru, up to four in every five women experience violence in their lifetime. However, remote river communities often face insurmountable barriers to access gender-based violence (GBV) prevention or response services. In the jungle, government services are severely limited or absent. Even where they exist, accessing secondary or tertiary violence prevention services is almost impossible due to geographic, economic, cultural and other systemic barriers. Therefore, ‘mainstream’ prevention and response strategies are not appropriate in this setting and do not address pressing community needs. Read the full blog here.