[Peru] Feminicide and Criminal Policy

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01.06.2021 – Lima, Perú-Raúl Allain

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[Peru] Feminicide and Criminal Policy
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In Peru there is no defined policy against feminicide. The figures are alarming. During the year 2020, 138 cases of women murdered by their own husbands, cohabitants or partners were registered.

So far in 2021, 47 cases of feminicides have been registered: 15 in January, 9 in February, 10 in March and 13 so far in April. Although from the first to the second month there was a reduction in the number of cases, after that the increase in this problem has been successive.

In 1993, the Peruvian State enacted Law N° 26260, Law for the Protection against Domestic Violence. As a result of the signing of the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women. This law has been amended several times in order to protect women affected…

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