CHIRAPAQ, Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru is an indigenous association that seeks to promote the strengthening of indigenous identity and rights in society.
CHIRAPAQ’s mission is to generate conditions for a dignified life for indigenous peoples through proposals that facilitate the continuity and development of indigenous life systems, the promotion of organisational and formative processes for assertive and proactive action, advocacy in national and international policies and the positioning of culture and communication for the development of critical interculturality.
Gender equality, the fight against racism and intergenerational articulation are key to its work, for which, since its foundation in 1986, CHIRAPAQ has worked with a multidisciplinary team of Andean and Amazonian professionals and activists, with a special commitment to children, youth and indigenous women.
CHIRAPAQ is also part of the indigenous movement at the international level and actively participates in different action networks aimed at achieving the vindication and social, cultural, political and economic development of indigenous peoples.
CHIRAPAQ’s vision is of an intercultural and democratic society that promotes human rights as well as equity and gender equality, where cultural diversity is valued and racial discrimination is overcome for the benefit of a more just society.