RESOURCES: PSG Updates Extras

  • Gender Relations and Women in Peru

    This report, which was published to commemorate International Women's Day 2009, presents a snapshot of the themes with regard to gender relations and women's situation in Peru. (April 2009)

  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Five Year Anniversary

    This evaluation by the Peru Support Group of the five years since the publication of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report and recommendations on the period of internal armed conflict suffered by Peru between 1980 and 2000, is a timely reminder to the international community that despite the economic dynamism that the country has experienced over recent years at the macro level, exclusion continues to be prevalent. The actors may have changed, but the political landscape remains unchanged. (February 2009)

  • The Great Water Debate: Cause and Effect in Peru

    The purpose of this publication is to highlight the challenges of water provision in Peru, a country widely considered to be one of the most vulnerable in South America to severe water shortages. (June 2008)

    Lessons from the 'Moral Economy of Water'
    Paul Trawick's full paper, which accompanies his article, The Challenge of Water Reform in Peru: Lessons from the 'Moral Economy of Water', published in the PSG's Update Extra report on water issues in Peru. (June 2008)

  • Mining in Peru

    To mine or not to mine - what are the true costs and benefits of mining? Who are the real winners and losers? This edition of the PSG Update Extra looks at the contemporary 'gold rush', its social and environmental impact, and the opportunities and challenges posed by mining

  • Trade

    This supplementary edition of the Peru Update dedicated to the issue of trade was sent out to members in March 2002.

  • PSG Aims

    The Peru Support Group exists to promote social inclusion, sustainable development and the observance of human rights in Peru. To that end the PSG highlights shortcomings in observance of established norms, whether international or local in nature, in its research, advocacy and publications. In so doing, it underscores the relationships that exist within the political system, how institutions work, and the effectiveness of policies that aim to reduce poverty and inequality within the context of sustainable development.

  • Historical Overview

    Over the past century Peru has suffered a series of autocratic governments and a civil war in which nearly 70,000 people died. Many of the country's ongoing political and social problems are a legacy of its somewhat turbulent past. 

  • Human Rights

    Human rights violations were widespread during the twenty years after the initiation of armed conflict in 1980. Efforts to convict perpetrators since the war's end have made only limited progress. Today, concerns remain over the treatment of those engaged in social protest, particularly against strategically important investment projects.

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