Con el Viento a Favor

The Flores family appears perfect. They have a tidy house, a hard working father (Eduardo), a devoted mother, and kids (Angel and Mariana) with good grades at school. However, Eduardo is macho, authoritarian, racist, and is having love affairs outside his marriage. His wife turns a blind eye on this to avoid a scandal. Angel has serious issues with his sexuality, and Mariana falls easily into a harmful relationship. In the end, Eduardo is jailed for using funds inappropriately at work, which puts the family in crisis. In contrast to the Flores, the Medina family seems more chaotic. They argue constantly and openly. However, they are a loving and communicative family that successfully deals with several issues, including the fact that their uncle, a young musician and DJ, is HIV positive.

The radio drama Con el Viento a Favor (With the Wind in my Sails) is part of a live magazine shows that broadcast in six different cities in Peru. Each show was designed according to the specific characteristics and needs of the region in which it is broadcast.

In Peru, approximately one out of three people is a teenager. One of the main issues of concern to the youth population in Peru is teen pregnancy –13% of female teenagers between 15 and 19 years old has been pregnant at least once. The majority of the teen pregnancies happen among uneducated women, who are also vulnerable to sexual harassment, misinformation, early marriages, and domestic violence. Maternal death caused by unsafe abortions is common among young women. Only 8.8% of adolescent women are currently using some method of family planning. More than 3% of the overall HIV infections happen in teenagers between 15 and 19 years old, and 17% happen in young people between 20 and 24 years old. More than 51% of teenager women in Peru lack information about STD, including HIV/AIDS.

INPPARES (Member affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation)

Targeted youth and young adults in six cities in the interior of Peru, including Tacna, Arequipa, Puno, Cajamarca, Lamabayeque, and Piura.

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