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).

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.