Lima | July 20, 2011 [ 11:36 ]
Mayor of Lima launches initiative that aims to benefit 7,500 familiesLivinginPeru.com
|Equality Strategy Center (Photo: Lima Municipality )
The mayor of Lima, Susana Villarán, launched municipal initiative Equality Strategy that seeks to provide opportunities for the development of families, particularly for child development.
The initiative also aims to reduce poverty and achieve social inclusion for the city’s most vulnerable groups.
According to an article published in Andina, the initiative will attempt to bridge the inequalities that exist, from a point of view that encourages inclusion and gender equality.
It will also facilitate access to social programs already provided by the municipal and state governments.
The initiative began in the areas of Barrios Altos, Lima. District mayors are already planning to expand to the initiative to other areas of high socio-economic vulnerability.
The initiative will also provide family counseling, where counselors provide home visits, and give the families information about their rights and programs available to improve their welfare.