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Reconstruction of Historical Memory: Voice of Mass Sterilizations Victims in Peru

Categories: Latin America, Peru, Health, Women & Gender

With the aim of collecting 3,000 signatures, the association MujeresMundi [1] just launched a petition in the online platform Change.org [2] requesting the Peruvian State a reconstruction of the historical memory in the voice of the victims of sterilizations:

[…] second period of the government of Alberto Fujimori; it was implemented the National Program on Reproductive Health and Family Planning […] policy aimed at reducing the overall fertility rates. The most recent investigation involved the cases of some 2,000 women. However, statistics and documents show that around 300 000 rural Peruvian women were pressured into being sterilized during this period.