It is vitally important to continue drawing attention to the issue of reparations for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Peru — both women and men. The Victim Registry (RUV) is under-funded and under-staffed. Videos such as this one, produced by COMISEDH, are one step. I advocate short “spots” on the television and radio as well, directed not only to women (who habitually bear the narrative burden for sexual violence) but to the broader society. The spots could include a few questions: Where are the men who committed these violations? What were they told to do by their superiors? Have they ever spoken with anyone about the sexual violence they committed? The sexual violence they suffered themselves?
Let’s make this issue one everyone shares, not just the women who survived these brutal actions.