Currently, we are working closely with PROMSEX on a national campaign to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape and incest. The campaign, entitled Dejala Decidir (“Let Her Decide”), has garnered widespread support from Peruvians and helped spread light on the epidemic of sexual violence in the country.
In essence, “gender ideology” is nothing more than a right-wing marketing ploy—a dangerous conspiracy theory based on fear, not fact, that justifies discrimination against women and gender diverse people.
As the world celebrates International Day of the Girl Child, IWHC stresses the importance of empowering girls through comprehensive sexuality education, linked with access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services.
As an ardent defender of abortion rights in Peru, IWHC's grantee partner Promsex is a frequent target of right-wing conservatives. Yet a recent court ruling against a Catholic news agency that deliberately spread misinformation about Promsex is a victory for Peru's long-embattled sexual and reproductive health advocates.
Although Peru agreed to provide comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) to all of its young people when it signed onto the Montevideo Consensus in 2013, the country’s public policy still does not guarantee it through a student’s lifetime. Founded in Lima in 1991, Instituo de Educación y Salud (IES, or “Institute of Education and Health”)…
Abortion to save the life or health of a woman has been legal in Peru since 1924, but the majority of Peruvian women are unable to access it. A growing group of public sector doctors, lawyers, midwives, and psychiatrists in Peru is working to change this.
Existen materiales para docentes y hay experiencias exitosas, pero el financiamiento y la preparación idónea de la mayoría de las y los docentes, continúan siendo barreras importantes.
Teachers are better trained and curricula are stronger, but limited financial support and access remain significant barriers.
Breaking the silence on sexual violence and abortion is a critical first step to advancing reproductive rights in Peru.
On Tuesday, the Argentinian and Peruvian Congresses debated bills to expand access to safe and legal abortion.