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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.

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