After 90-Year Delay, Peru Releases Protocols for Legal Abortion Services

After a 90-year delay, Peru's health ministry finally released protocols that allow for abortion up to 22 weeks of gestation to protect a woman’s health.

Peruvian “Let Her Decide” Abortion Campaign Takes Next Step

Dejala Decidir in Peru has submitted 60,000 signatures in support of a bill that would decriminalize abortion in cases of rape. Currently, abortion is only allowed if the pregnancy threatens the life or health of the mother.

Pro-Choice Movement Gains Momentum in Peru

Last September, one of IWHC’s partner organizations, PROMSEX, along with other feminist organizations in Peru, launched the “Déjala Decidir” (“Let Her Decide”) campaign to collect at least 60,000 signatures in support of a proposal that would decriminalize abortion in the case of rape. (Currently, abortion is only permitted when the woman’s life or health is…

Partner: Centro de Promocion y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos (PROMSEX)

  • November 12, 2013

Founded in 2005, PROMSEX is a leading player in the field of sexual and reproductive rights and health in Peru and Latin America. The organization aims to ensure access to safe and legal abortion, promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, ensure access to modern family planning methods, and prevent violence based on gender or sexual orientation.

Double Jeopardy for Rape Victims in Peru

An estimated 35,000 pregnancies occur every year in Peru as a result of rape. Women and girls are faced with two options: seek an illegal abortion and risk going to jail or carry the pregnancy to term.

PROMSEX’s Susana Chavez on What a “Just and Healthy Life” Means to Her

  • November 15, 2012

Susana Chavez, from Peru, is the director of our partner Centro de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos (PROMSEX). In this video she answers the question, “What does a just and healthy life for women and girls mean to you?”…

Peruvian Congress Signs Onto LUNDU's Campaign Against Racism

This summer, we blogged about our Peruvian partner LUNDÚ, who have been working on a campaign to protest racist portrayals on a Peruvian television network. Their activism has included a public demonstration and a petition with over 5000 signatures, demanding that the characters “Negro Mama” and “Paisana Jacinta” be removed and the network publicly apologize…

Peru Gets Its First Abortion Info Hotline

Latin American women struggle not just for access to safe abortion, but also access to medically accurate information, resources, correct guidance about local laws, and information about clinic access. Línea de Aborto: Información Segura aims to change that with their new abortion information hotline, based in Lima. In Peru, abortion is only permitted to…

Visiting the Association for the Conservation of Cutivireni Heritage in Peru

IWHC staff will be resting over the holidays and so will Akimbo. This is our last post until January. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you in the new year! The Association for the Conservation of Cutivireni Heritage (ACPC) is a non-profit organization that works with the Asháninka people, the largest indigenous group of the…

(Video) Partner Highlight: Manuela Ramos Teaching Young People to Lead

** Al final de esta pagina puede leerlo en español. At a recent meeting, the XI Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Meeting in Mexico City, IWHC staff caught up with Milagros de Rama from Manuela Ramos. IWHC staff Lucina Di Meco and Marisa Viana-Aitchison taped Milagros talking about her work with young people in…