The following blog was written by Michael Coe, ethnobotanist and PhD Candidate at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. It is a good example of how Alianza Arkana and researchers work together in a collaborative way with Shipibo communities. It is … Continue reading Researching Medicinal Plants
As the year draws to a close we would like to list our twelve major achievements for 2017 in the key and overlapping areas of: working with communities; eco-social justice; work with young people. 1. We continued our work in … Continue reading Twelve Major Achievements 2017
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
Over the past three months, Alianza Arkana’s ecosocial justice programme has been active across a wide array of areas. First, we conducted research on the Amazonian Economy in the native community of Nuevo Saposoa within our broader aim of encouraging … Continue reading Work in Ecosocial Justice to promote the indigenous economy and indigenous rights
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
Nora, one of the mothers of Poayhan, came into the Alianza Arkana office and said “I would like to do a workshop with mothers and daughters.” Nora explained that in Paoyhan, there is a problematic inter-generational gap with girls who have … Continue reading When local women lead, we follow
“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.
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