Follow our blog posts throughout 16 Days of Activism. Luz from Peru tells us why it’s important for women to understand their rights
“A psychologist is required who will work in a permanent capacity on machismo, gender-based violence and domestic violence. There is a crisis of values within the family.”
“Women like me who were abused by the military were an embarrassment. When we found the courage to come forward, authorities themselves told us we were a shame to the community.”
In a victory for Womankind’s partner DEMUS the national parliament of Peru has unanimously approved a Bill that will extend compensation to many more survivors of sexual violence in armed conflict.
Dynamic leaders from communities and women’s rights organisations in Peru visited London last week. Read about their impressions.
Women’s organisations in Peru are monitoring the commitment of President Humala’s newly elected government around women’s rights closely
The Government of Peru has announced it will re-open the case of forced sterilisation which affected more than 200,00 indigenous women in Peru in the 1990s.
Despite recent economic growth and a constitution that affords equality, Peruvian women continue to face challenges as they attempt to exercise their rights
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