Peru: Two Cases Spark Protest

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The attack was intended as a warning to the fiercely anti FARC newcomer.

It became the opening salvo of. In August 2002, the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia greeted Colombia’s new president with a mortar attack that killed 14 people during his inauguration. I know that the 2011 -2015 homicide statistics described by the news website as the first ever official figures on violent deaths in the country show that the national murder rate has risen year upon year, and is up from 4 per 100000 in 2011 to 2 in 2015. Whenever using her slogan Ni una menos, four years after Castillo was rtured and killed in quite similar city, activists in Uruguay, Mexico, Chile and Argentina began organising campaigns and demonstrations to protest against femicide and violence against women more generally.

peru In May 2016, after the shocking gang rape of a girl in Rio de Janeiro was filmed and posted on the internet, Brazilian activists organised demonstrations in a similar fashion. Now Undoubtedly it’s Peru’s turn. I absolutely can not wait to venture to the foreign lands of Peru! To know that we will make a difference in the lives of Basically the date always seemed so far away and now And so it’s quickly approaching, seems like I am sharing my summer plans with family and friends. I’m sure you heard about this. We gonna be in Urubamba, Peru and might be working with two schools helping with important infrastructural additions and improvements. While wanting to change the world is a hefty size dream I have, I think that this trip to Peru is a wonderful start. Whenever, almost 40percent of Peruvian women experience physical and sexual violence in their lives. Number increases to 70 in both rural and urban areas, and in all social strata, if psychological and verbal abuse is included.

Both carry their physical and psychological wounds on their bodies and now live under the constant threat of retaliation from these men.

As now, the national mobilisation around their cases protects them somewhat for once, the perpetrators are in the spotlight.

peru Catcalling or harassment in public transport, all Peruvian women experience such violence, Therefore in case we count all an ordinary daily aggressions just like sexist jokes in the media and in politics. They are not the main ones. In the wake of two high profile cases in July 2016 when men who attacked women received light sentences, civil society is rising facing the violence that permeates women’s lives. That said, been largely ignored by authorities and society alike, daily harassment on the streets. For more information visit this web page: inkaexpressbus. Trafficking of women and girls. Physical. So economic abuse of women in their own homes are all prevalent.

On August 13, a demonstration is scheduled in downtown Lima to oppose violence against women. Jelke Boesten does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that will benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above. For many women in Peru, violence is a part of life. Honduras and El Salvador have similarly high levels of femicide. Femicide occurs throughout Central and South America. In Guatemala, estimates suggest that 700 women are killed every year, out of a population of 15 dot 5m. Then again, in Peru, estimates range from 100 to 150 women killed nearly any year. Actually the Peruvian mobilisation is the latest chapter of a movement that has spread across Central and South America. Of course it was sparked by the murder of Mexican poet and activist Susana Chávez Castillo in Castillo had coined the phrase Ni una mujer menos, ni una muerte más in the 1990s in protest to an unprecedented spate of unsolved murders of women in Juarez. For example, on a Sunday morning in July 2016, Jimena Ledgard, Elizabeth Vallejos and Natalia Iguiñiz set up a Facebook page with the aim to organise a national demonstration similar to those that had been held elsewhere in Latin America, emblematically called Ni una menos.

New testimonies about the most intimate experiences of violence and historic child abuse are added any other minute.

I know it’s a shocking read.

Site gained more than 45000 members in five days, and by now almost 60,The page quickly evolved from an organisational platform into a place where women could share experiences. Contreras and Guillen cases. So it’s already working. Normally, Peruvians are starting to say no to amidst the most persistent and devastating forms of violence and inequality on earth, as elsewhere in Latin America. These mass mobilisations are an important step in that ongoing process. In the end, a general shift in public opinion and societal norms around the legitimacy of all forms of violence against women and girls needs to take place for policies and programmes to be effective. Whenever adding pressure on the state and society alike, the mobilisation has important parts of the media and private sector on its side. While arguing that the nature of Contreras’s wounds suggested that he had not intended to rape or kill her, in July 2016 a judge gave Pozo a suspended sentence.

In the first case, in the highland city of Ayacucho, a woman called Cindy Contreras was assaulted by her boyfriend, who beat her up when she tried to flee the hotel where he had taken her.

While dragging her by her hair through the reception area in a video that was circulated widely on the internet, harrowing footage from security cameras shows Adriano Pozo.

Contreras reported the assault and the man was captured and tried. Did you know that the judge considered Guillen’s wounds minor, and decided, basically in July this year, that her life was not in danger. You can find more info about this stuff here. The aggressor, Ronny García, was released after four years in ‘pre trial’ imprisonment. So second case was that of Lady Guillen, who endured assaults by her boyfriend for a year before reporting the violence when she felt her life was in danger.

With stitches around her eyes, pictures of her disfigured face, were published in the newspapers and circulated widely in Peru. Courts decided to give the men suspended for awhile being that the forensic evidence suggested the harm done was minor, in both of the cases that have sparked the Peruvian movement, the attacks were horrific. I’ve been travelling both nationally and internationally since I was born. Day marks exactly one week before we depart for Peru and I can’t waitbeen centered in Haiti as a Missionary with Lifeline Christian Missions. I have just completed my freshman year at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Internationally, my travels include the Caribbean Haiti, Greece, France, Italy, Egypt, Turkey, and Dubai. Notice, I have an especially soft spot for children. To be honest I am planning on majoring in Psychology and possibly getting a Global Health Certificate, By the way I have not yet declared my major.

Helping those less fortunate and fighting the war against poverty, I have gone to Haiti three times to serve and it was there that I discovered where my passion lies.