Project profile — Education and Rights for Marginalized Adolescents in Peru


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2017-03-21 - 2024-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Peru (100.00%)


• Secondary Education: Secondary education (11320) (20.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
Family planning (13030) (20.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (20.00%)
• Human rights:
Human rights (15160) (10.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


In Peru, marginalized adolescents face significant barriers to completing their secondary education, which perpetuates their social and economic exclusion. This project aims to support young people, especially indigenous adolescent girls, to exercise their rights and achieve their full potential. This is achieved by improving the education system, namely the curricula and the services offered in schools in order to encourage adolescents to complete their secondary education. The project also aims to improve the health and protection services offered to vulnerable adolescents, in order to ensure an environment conducive to their learning and development. The project aims to ensure adolescents are involved in making decisions that affect them, through social media platforms and artistic expression mechanisms. The project is implemented in two Amazonian regions (Loreto and Ucayali), in one Andean region (Huancavelica) and in the poor suburbs of Lima. The results achieved through these pilots will subsequently be replicated throughout the country.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved progression of adolescents and particularly adolescent girls, as a result of secondary education that provides quality education, promotes gender equality and recognizes ethnic identity in a violence-free environment; (2) improved public policies and services that promote the development of adolescent boys and girls; and (3) improved participation of adolescent and particularly adolescent girls to influence policies that affect them.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of (March 2023) include: (1) 23,253 adolescents (11,720 boys and 11,533 girls) participated in various spaces and fora where decisions and policies are made that affect them; (2) sensitized 12 schools and their educational communities and committed to implementing the Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE), with a total reach of 10,049 secondary school students (4,909 boys and 5,140 girls), 523 teachers and 2,579 parents; and (3) 3,408 adolescents (1,352 boys and 2,056 girls) completed their Comprehensive Care Plan, which includes the provision of basic health and nutrition services using a gender approach.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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