The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.
Federation of Unions of Water Workers of Peru
February 5, 2009
The Federation of Unions of Water Workers of Peru (FENTAP) is a democratic union established in 1981 to represent all water and sanitation workers in Peru. UUSC supports FENTAP’s efforts to mobilize Peruvians to advocate for policies that modernize public water utilities in ways that protect the environment and respect users’ human right to water. Twenty-five percent of FENTAP’s members are women, yet women comprise over half of the governing board leadership. FENTAP’s men and women are providing a model of responsible union stewardship by working together with many sectors in society that inspire hope for Peru.