Toca la Puerta – videos to encourage people to interrupt violence in neighboring households

Published April 29, 2015

This is one of the videos of the series ‘Toca la Puerta’ (Knock on the Door) created by children of Iquitos, Peru, and their parents, with support from our partner INFANT. They produce videos similar to those of India’s ‘Ring the Bell’ to encourage people to interrupt violence in neighboring households. In this example, children give away sugar to a dad who is mistreating his son. They want the dad to be sweeter.

The most interesting aspect of the initiative is that many of the parents that play the role of abusers, used to punish their children themselves. After this experience, they commented about how wrong they were. More information about ‘Toca la Puerta’ can be found on the website of INFANT.