ANITA: Addressing the challenges and constraints of social protection policies for Peruvian women domestic workers

The ANITA project has as overall objective: “To examine the working conditions and access to health care of women domestic workers in Peru and to propose recommendations to improve their access to social protection for a more inclusive and sustainable recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic”.

IMEK Research Center in Marketing & Development offers consultancy to the project in the area of gender and health. The contribution of our research non-profit organization comprises accompanying the project in the integration of gender responsive perspectives in the research and organizational activities of the project, where support to the community-based participatory action research component is underlined.

This project is led by Janeth Tenorio Mucha, PharmD MSc from CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases and CONEVID Unit of Knowledge and Evidence, both based at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Peru; in collaboration with Andrew Pinto BSc MD CCFP FRCPC MSc from the Upstream Lab, a non-profit research lab based in MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada, and Viviana Cruzado, BSc MSc from the Peruvian Ministry of Employment.

The ANITA Project is financed through a grant from the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) through the program Women RISE.



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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)


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Stephanie Aya Pastrana, MSc
Adherent Member


Stephanie is an architect from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali with a master’s degree in Urban Strategies and Design from the University of Edinburgh. She has professional experience in the design and development of architectural projects of different scales, also developing research projects related to the quality of public spaces in Cali (Colombia) and sustainable construction. She currently works as a consultant and full-time professor at the Faculty of Creation and Habitat of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali.