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With funding from DFID we are supporting our partner DEMUS to strengthen government policies and practices to protect women in Peru http://www.womankind.org.uk/what-we-do/where-we-work/peru/demus-project/

10 demands from the women of Peru to their new President, Ollanta Humala http://www.womankind.org.uk/2011/06/10-demands-from-the-women-of-peru-to-their-new-president/

Our partner DEMUS has been tackling violence against women in Peru for the last 20 years. Here is a video of DEMUS staff speaking about their work.

- 68% of women in Peru aged 15-49 have reported experiencing emotional violence 42% physical violence, and 10% sexual violence by their partner - Women hold 27.5% of seats in national parliament - The illiteracy rate for women is 3 times greater than that of men. More about women in Peru: http://www.womankind.org.uk/what-we-do/where-we-work/peru/

Luzmila de la Cruz was one of the women leaders from Peru who visited us in London recently. "The women of Peru and England share a common cause: to promote the recognition of women’s rights and women’s greater participation in political life.” http://www.womankind.org.uk/2012/03/women-leaders-from-peru-visit-womankind-2/

With funding from the Big Lottery Fund we are working with three partners in different communities of vulnerable women to address: - The aftermath of sexual violence during the conflict in the Manta region - Violence linked to the growing incidence of HIV and AIDS amongst young women in the Ica region - Violence linked to prostitution and trafficking of women in the capital city of Lima

Video of Luz from Huancavelica, Peru talking about her experiences and work with our partner DEMUS

Rosa Ascensio from our partner the Women's Federation (Fepromu) talks about their activities with women and men working in agrobusiness in the region of Ica in Peru

Hotel Martinhal - algarve

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Joshua Tree National Park, California

voodoo priestess Miriam Chamani of the Voodoo Spiritual Temple 828 N. Rampart Street New Orleans

Listen to live music on a Sunday afternoon with no cover charge & a 1 drink minimum http://www.spottedcatmusicclub.com/

The Chatsworth Cranberry Festival

Mollie has always skied - and even represented Great Britain up until the age of 17. Find out how you can bid on her #ski inspired shoes at www.savethechildren.org.uk/walktallauction #WalkTall

Planetary alignment that will take place Dec 3, 2012 is dead-on alignment with the Pyramids at Giza. Night Sky in Giza, Egypt on December 3, 2012, local time … one hour before sunrise compared with the Pyramids at Giza. Image generated by Starry Night Pro (the same view of the planets can be obtained using any other astronomy program, e.g. Stellarium.