Designing Intersectional Policy for the Inclusion of Afro-Peruvian Girls

Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy
Eliana Villar
October 8, 2018 - 3:30 pm CDT
- 5:00 pm
How can educational policy be designed to address intersecting forms of inequality? Peru promotes inclusion, gender equality, and non-discrimination as key pillars of its public policies at all levels. However, while the state has made important efforts to include indigenous populations, less attention has been given to Afro-Peruvians. In this presentation, Brookings Institution Echidna Scholar, Eliana Villar Márquez will highlight why policy needs to focus on Afro-Peruvians, and Afro- Peruvian girls specifically. Afro-Peruvians make up roughly 9 percent of Peru’s population and have experienced ongoing poverty and discrimination. Among Afro-Peruvians, it is Afro-Peruvian girls, however, who are most impacted due to the intersections among race, gender and poverty. A principle result is lesser access to quality public education.