Peace and Hope International
Peace and Hope International (PHI) is the international program office for Paz y Esperanza with offices and staff in Minneapolis, MN, USA and Lima, Peru. Founded and rooted in South America, Paz y Esperanza (Peace and Hope) is a pioneering faith-based human rights organization that seeks justice for people and communities who suffer injustice and poverty.
With field offices in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, Paz y Esperanza's work focuses on holistically caring for victims of injustice (through legal, social, psychological and aftercare services) and transforming unjust social structures to prevent further abuses. Paz y Esperanza's social transformation work includes mobilizing people and communities to be justice-seekers and advocating for systemic change in partnership with local stakeholders.
Paz y Esperanza's core areas of work include:
- combating violence against women and children,
- promoting the rights of indigenous communities,
- people with disabilities, and victims of human rights violations,
- promoting environmental stewardshi, and
- peace building.