“Anti-Machismo Brigade” takes to the streets of Lima to challenge sexism

Youth in Lima participate in a street performance as part of the "Anti-Machismo Brigade."

In a new initiative, MenCare Peru partner Red Peruana de Masculinidades is encouraging youth to challenge sexism through public art and education. October 24 marked the initiative’s first activity, in which dozens of youth joined a street performance, provoking bystanders to challenge gender stereotypes and respect sexual diversity.

Due to the success of this first performance, Red Peruana de Masculinidades is planning future ones that will address additional issues such as relationships between men, prevention of teenage pregnancy, street harassment, and HIV and AIDS, among others.

This project is part of the MenEngage Latin America Network’s campaign to involve men in sexual and reproductive health and rights.