• 17 March 2018

    Meeting of women victims of forced sterilization

    On 16 and 16 March women from Iquitos, Pucallpa, Cajamarca, Piura, Cusco, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junín, Huánuco and Lima arrived in the capital for an event organized by GREF (Group that Follows the Process for Reparations for Forced Sterilizations).

  • 11 March 2018

    International Women's Day

    Like in many other cities around the world, Lima saw the mobilisation of thousands of women to demand justice on International Women’s Day. Although not as numerous as the 5 million women who took to the streets of several Spanish cities or the hundreds of thousands in Argentina, the mobilisation in Lima was nevertheless important in highlighting the prevalence of abuse.

  • 11 March 2018

    Yoshiyama in trouble

    Jaime Yoshiyama, the founder of Fuerza Popular (FP) and close associate of Fujimori family, has found himself under increasing pressure over the last week. Jorge Barata’s testimony showed how he had given Yoshiyama money for Keiko Fujimori’s 2011 presidential campaign.

  • 11 March 2018

    Indigenous groups use drones to pinpoint oil spills

    Since 1980, AIDESEP, the Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana, has been working to give voice to the indigenous communities of the Amazon. Today it has a new initiative. It is working with the North American NGO ‘If Not Us Then Who?’ in a project to enable communities to use drones in their fight against contamination from oil and deforestation.


  • . 17 March 2018

    PPK under fire (again)

    Congress has agreed that the president will once again go through the process of impeachment. On 16 March PPK received the members of the Lava Jato commission in the presidential palace for a meeting that lasted more than seven hours.

  • . 17 March 2018

    Public opinion on mining in the 'mining corridor'

    A survey of public opinion on the effects of mining has just been published by Cooperacción, who commissioned it from Ojo Público. The survey was conducted in the 'mining corridor' which runs through the Southern Andes

  • . 11 March 2018

    Community leaders in Chaparrí face threats from land traffickers

    Since December 2017, the Chaparri reserve (in Lambayeque region) has seen an alarming increase in incidents of surveillance, death threats and attacks against community leaders defending their land against illegal land grabbing.

  • . 11 March 2018

    Copper price rise presages renewed conflict

    With copper prices up nearly 18% on this time last year, it is not surprising that major mining companies are reconsidering projects shelved only a few years back and pushing the government for approvals.

Featured Notices

  • 16 September 2017

    Peru Support Group Annual Conference, AGM and EGM

    Conference: “Criminalisation of protest in Peru'

    Guest speaker via Skype Mirtha Vásquez (Grufides, Cajamarca). Workshop panels will address the current political situation in Peru, human rights defenders and their predicament, women activists and development, land grabs and land rights in Amazonia and the future of education reforms

    AGM: Annual Report, election of officers
    EGM: Proposal to apply again to be a charity.

    Held at the Global Governance Institute, UCL, 29-31 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU
    14 October 2017
    Registration starts 10.30am (not 10am as previously stated)


  • 31 October 2016

    Annual Report: 2016/2017

    The PSG's annual report for 2016/2017 is now available. Thanks to all our members for their continued support throughout the year. See what your subscriptions have helped to fund by clicking on the link below.

  • 08 May 2013

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    Register here to earn money for the PSG every time you make a purchase at Amazon, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, WHSmith and thousands of other retailers. Up to 15 percent of the item price will be donated to us and all at no extra cost to you!


  • 14 June 2013

    Membership discount

    A 10% discount is now available on annual membership fees for all supporters who pay by standing order. For further details of the benefits of membership and information on how to join please click on the link below.

  • PSG Aims

    The Peru Support Group exists to promote social inclusion, sustainable development and the observance of human rights in Peru. To that end the PSG highlights shortcomings in observance of established norms, whether international or local in nature, in its research, advocacy and publications. In so doing, it underscores the relationships that exist within the political system, how institutions work, and the effectiveness of policies that aim to reduce poverty and inequality within the context of sustainable development.

  • Historical Overview

    Over the past century Peru has suffered a series of autocratic governments and a civil war in which nearly 70,000 people died. Many of the country's ongoing political and social problems are a legacy of its somewhat turbulent past. 

  • Human Rights

    Human rights violations were widespread during the twenty years after the initiation of armed conflict in 1980. Efforts to convict perpetrators since the war's end have made only limited progress. Today, concerns remain over the treatment of those engaged in social protest, particularly against strategically important investment projects.

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