Protests, violence and democracy in Peru today: A reflection on international NGOs

Mildred Rooney

Lawyer with a master’s degree in political science and government with a mention in international relations, she is one of the main Peruvian academics on international cooperation. She is currently a professor at the Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the Diplomatic Academy of Peru (ADP). In the Peruvian public sector, she has been part of the legal advisory team of the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation. (APCI).

Is the EU or should it be an ally of human rights in Latin America?

Marta Ibero EU-LAC

Marta Ibero Dolla’s career in NGOs began to make sense when she realised the transformative power of human rights in the lives of individuals and communities. And her passion for Latin America is so strong that she became a visiting professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She has more than 20 years of experience in advocacy and Latin America in the NGO sector and is currently working in Brussels leading an NGO advocacy network with the European Union. She is executive director at EU-LAC network.

NGOs must improve their responses to civil unrest

Protests in Peru Aldair Mejia (EFE)

In the same way that NGOs are prepared for humanitarian responses, with specialised teams, protocols, standards and dedicated resources, they must be prepared for civil unrest and political crises.