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19th May 2014 Lima, Peru

A society without homophobia is better for all of us

By Ben Rawlings, Head of Economic & Sustainable Development at the British Embassy in Lima This 17 May marked the tenth anniversary of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.  The aim is to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the world.  It is an initiative […]

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28th April 2014 Lima, Peru

Pachacamac – a hidden world reveals its secrets

Guest blog by Dr Lawrence Owens Dr Lawrence Owens is sessional lecturer in bioarchaeology at Birkbeck College, University of London.  He has been involved in bioarchaeological projects for over 20 years, and currently works in Peru, Qatar and Egypt.  His co-edited volume – entitled Funerary Patterns and Models in the Ancient Andes: the Return of […]

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23rd January 2014 Lima, Peru

Lima as the Key Stage Towards a Global Agreement

By Sir David King, Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change If we all, together, continue to emit greenhouse gases at the present rate, 1.8% per annum, by 2040 we will have burnt up the entire planet’s budget for carbon. Exceeding that budget means that we face a global warming temperature rise of more than 2°C, […]

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4th December 2013 Lima, Peru

Teaching men to respect women

By Lic. José Villalobos, specialist in masculinities and Executive Director of the NGO Grupo Vigencia (Effectiveness Group) and Project Coordinator of “Municipal Network of Male Promoters against Domestic and Sexual Violence,” carried by the Municipality of Carmen de la Legua Reynoso-Callao and sponsored by the British Embassy in Lima. With the technical and financial sponsorship […]

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23rd October 2013 Lima, Peru

Words from a chocolate maker

by Duffy Sheardown, Chocolate Maker, Duffy’s Chocolate Foreword by Ben Rawlings, Head of Economic and Sustainable Development at the British Embassy in Lima As far as we know, chocolate was discovered in Central America three to four thousand years ago, and was brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus when he landed on Guanaja, an island […]

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30th September 2013 Lima, Peru

Creating memories in the oblivion

By Francesca Uccelli. Lead investigator for the Institute of Peruvian Studies. “What position were we in as teachers? Going back to school was a scary experience. Two or three teachers would give class whilst another kept watch so that we could substitute one another if the military or shining path came. It was a big […]

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8th July 2013 Lima, Peru

Global partnerships for global challenges

By Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, who will visit Peru on 10 July. – Article written for Peruvian newspaper “Gestión” I am looking forward to visiting Lima on 10 July because Peru is a country I hear being talked about increasingly often in the City of London. With good reason its […]

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24th June 2013 Lima, Peru

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same…”

The following is a guest post by Ben Rawlings, Prosperity Officer at the British Embassy in Lima. That is the inspirational quote from Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If…” inscribed above the entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court,  waiting to greet those who today will begin the battle for one of tennis’s most treasured trophies.  Wimbledon is one of […]

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5th March 2013 Lima, Peru

The successful women of tomorrow are the empowered girls of today

By Cariño Ramos (Plan International) Women represent more than 50% (292 million) of the population in Latin America and the Caribbean, and of that total, more than 104 million are under the age of 19. Young and teenage girls are a particularly vulnerable group in society because of their gender and age. Plan International recently […]

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26th February 2013 Lima, Peru

The UK takes a big step towards equal marriage

The following is a guest post by Ben Rawlings, Prosperity Officer – British Embassy, Lima. Marriage is an important institution in the UK. The principles of long-term commitment and responsibility that underpin it are part of what binds society together. But marriage is not static; it has always been an evolving institution. In the 20th […]

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