Tarcila Rivera Zea: “Lifting the Voices of Indigenous People”

May 13, 2011 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

Another Ford Foundation Visionaries Award winner, Tarcila Rivera Zea, was also recognized for her work empowering women:

Lifting the Voices of Indigenous People

Tarcila Rivera Zea

Tarcila Rivera Zea
Founder & Executive Director, CHIRAPAQ (The Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Cultures of Peru)
Lima, Peru

“Tarcila Rivera Zea started her teenage years as an indigenous servant in a small Quechuan village and today runs one of South America’s most influential organizations for indigenous people. Over the 20 years since she founded CHIRAPAQ, she and her staff have worked to give indigenous people a national and global voice, secure equality and access to opportunities they have been denied, and develop pride for indigenous cultures. Rivera Zea helped create the International Forum of Indigenous Women of the Americas and other bodies working to strengthen the lives of some 25 million indigenous women across the region.”

Read more about CHIRAPAQ:

Read more about the other Visionaries Award winners: http://www.fordfoundation.org/newsroom/news-from-ford/480

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