Most murderers are partners or ex-partners of the victims. According to the registry of Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP)So far this year, 89 femicides have been perpetrated in a country that still considers women as objects of possession.
The figure was announced by Silvia Arispe, executive director of the MIMP’s Aurora program, during the dialogue Violence against women and the family: beliefs and realities.
“In those 89 cases of femicide that we are monitoring, women have mostly been victims of partners or ex-partners. It appears as a situation linked to the beliefs that couples have about relationships, ”said the specialist.
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In the virtual event, the results of the Survey National Survey on Social Relations 2019 (Enares) of the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI). One of the most striking findings is that 52.7% of participants consider that women should put the roles of mother or wife before performing professionally or fulfilling their goals.
“Our society is formally egalitarian, but not in reality. It has tremendous gaps and, on the other hand, with a construction of apparent freedoms for women, but they crash as soon as love ties are established, ”said Jennie Dador, lawyer, expert on gender and human rights.
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“We have to deconstruct these ways of relating that we are learning, which are shown in these high percentages of people who say that a woman should be or think or feel, as a mother, as a wife and later as a woman. And actually the logic is that I am first a woman and who knows if a mother or a wife ”, he added regarding this alarming statistic.
Another figure that shows the violence that women suffer in Peru is that 26% consider that the woman should be willing to have sexual relations when her husband or partner wishes.
Where to report acts of violence against women?
If you have been or know someone who has been affected or involved in acts of family or sexual violence, you can call Line 100 for free of the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations, which has a team specialized in « providing information, guidance and emotional support. »
In addition, Line 100 has the power to refer the most serious cases of family or sexual violence to the Women’s Emergency Centers or the Urgent Care Service. This service is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year (includes holidays).