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Photo from The Washington Post, 12/3/2013
I have spoken with women who were subjected to these sterilizations, as well as nurses and doctors who participated in the “Ferias de AQV,” referring to sterilizations done in a group setting. I will be posting more articles on this important issue. These human rights violations are not included in Peru’s Integral Reparations Plan.
A question to ponder: Why have these documented cases of forced sterilization, carried out by the Peruvian government via the Ministry of Health (MINSA) not resulted in genocide charges?
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.