Yesterday afternoon, a group of female activists protested in front of the Palace of Justice in Lima demanding that Congress approve the law to decriminalize abortion in the case of rape.
At around 3:00 p.m. the female activists stood in front of the Palace of Justice covered in black robes and wearing red shoes.
They began to undress taking their robes off to painted, semi-nude bodies. As the picture demonstrates above, it was a peaceful protest. They painted flowers on their bodies and shouted messages to the Congress.
For about an hour they made demonstrations and several speeches speaking for women’s rights. They spoke of their right to make decisions on their lives and their bodies, under their slogan “my body, my life, my decision.”
The civil organization, “Dejala Decidir”:https://www.facebook.com/dejaladecidir?fref=ts, has organized multiple demonstrations for the decriminalization of abortion in cases of rape.
In May, “Amnesty International”:http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-amnesty-international-calls-on-congress-to-approve-abortion-in-case-of-rape-106403 called on Peru to approve the law, though it has since been archived.
On August 13, activists marching for the same cause ended a “protest with minor conflicts”:http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-activists-march-for-decriminalization-of-abortion-107281 with the police.
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