By Jessica Karlson This is blog illustrates the work on self-care and personal development that has been going on in the village of Paoyhan for over a year with young girls. The workshops are conducted 80% in Shipibo and with … Continue reading Continuing to learn about our bodies and ourselves in Paoyhan
In January, in collaboration with the US nonprofit “Girls for the World”, Alianza Arkana had the pleasure of organizing a five-day transformative personal development workshop for adolescent women at the “Tierra Vida” center, some 20 minutes away from Yarinacocha by boat. The 20 girls from the two Shipibo communities of Santa Clara and Bena Jema who participated in the 5-day workshop had a unique and life-changing experience. The girls who attended the workshop were very active participants, constantly eager to learn about different matters such as sexual and reproductive health, leadership and, the use of medicinal plants native to the … Continue reading Learning to Support each other as Women: our experience with the Girls from Bena Jema and Santa Clara
As the year draws to a close, we want to list our 16 major achievements for 2016 – as we listed the 15 major achievements for 2015 at the end of last year. Our total operating budget for this year … Continue reading 16 MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS FOR 2016
“We are deceived mothers” were the words of one of the 3 mothers that joined us during our last 5 day workshop with girls in Paoyan in mid July. “We did not know we could get pregnant.” “This is why … Continue reading Motherhood as a choice: Lessons from our own mothers.
Written by Dr. Paul Roberts, Director of Intercultural Education, Alianza Arkana. Last week from 21st to 24th of April, I attended a conference called ‘Climates of Change and the Therapy of Ideas’ at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, … Continue reading From Aid to Accompaniment
In the last few months, we have run two residential workshops for Shipibo girls and young women as part of our Intercultural Education initiative. In November last year, Nomabaon Nete, our Shipibo-led sister NGO through which we channel all of … Continue reading From Strong Girls to Strong Communities
As 2015 comes to a close, we would like to list the fifteen main achievements for the past year, which stand out in a busy, challenging, productive and creative period. 1. Building 106 composting toilets with 20 more in construction … Continue reading OUR 15 MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2015
Alianza Arkana has joined forces for the third year in a row with Girls for the World and Shipibo Joi to create a extraordinary week for 16 Shipibo girls from Bena Jema: a rundown, urban indigenous community on the mainland … Continue reading Girls for the World: Solidarity Amongst Shipibo Women