Recovering women's true feminine essence is the only thing that can genuinely bring sustainable “empowerment” back to women, as this has a direct effect on self-knowledge, more self-responsibility towards our bodies, self-love and self-esteem, which are the basic drivers to making and sustaining positive changes in women's reproductive health and lives. A viable way in which Andean women of rural Peru can successfully defend their real agency in reproductive health has to be sustained by the following conditions: to have a solid cultural identity, a local women's network that can support and empower each other and can advocate for the promotion and defense of women's health rights, and the access to unbiased information in reproductive health which is woman-centered.
Thus, Killa Warmi (Moon Woman in Quechua, Andean native language) Project was created for Andean women and girls of Peru, as part of the vision of Hampi Warmi (Woman Medicine in Quechua) non-profit. It is a reproductive health education project aimed to bring reproductive control back to women, focused in the reconnection with the sacredness of women's bodies, the wisdom and knowledge we have as women of our bodies and processes - just by living in them and being connected to our cycles - , the revaluing of our connection to Mother Earth as women, and the strengthening of local feminine support networks. All of these components are transversal to the workshops/ sharings/ women's circles on which the project is based, together with the project's strong focus in the revitalization of Andean local feminine medical knowledge, which is sustained by Andean community midwives whose knowledge is now at risk by the current politics of Peru in public reproductive health.
Hampi Warmi also celebrates the cultural dialogue between Andean knowledge-wisdom and of other ancestral traditions that also honor women and feminine spirituality, such as the Native NorthAmerican peoples. Hampi Warmi promotes and facilitates the sharing of this sacred wisdom to be given to women all over the world - regardless of religion, cultural background, or race - so that we can all Remember to live our feminine nature and bodies in a genuinely empowering and sacred way.
Hampi Warmi: “Awakening and strengthening Woman Medicine cross-culturally”