Femicides is an important topic in Peru, so much that it was mentioned by President Martín Vizcarra in the message to the nation on July 28.
According to figures from the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP), between January 2009 and July 2017, the prosecution registered 1,001 victims of femicide. 90% were killed by their partners, said El Comercio.
This is why during the upcoming Third Meeting of the Regional Conference on Population and Development of Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, belonging to to the United Nations, Peru will have to inform about the progress on issues such as access to sexual health services, international migration and gender equality, in relation to the commitments signed in 2013 in the Montevideo Consensus on population and development.
“The Montevideo Consensus proposes, among other issues, to establish policies to eradicate all forms of gender violence. The MIMP ensures that regulatory advances have been made in recent years”, informed El Comercio.
The authorities also assure that there has been a reduction of 1.3% of the women who have suffered physical or sexual violence between 2013 and 2016 in Peru. There is also a national plan against gender violence and new punishments to perpetrators.