Peru: Victims of Forced Sterilizations relentless in fight for justice

Posted on March 14, 2014 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Latin America Womens Issues, Peru reported that Peruvian women intent on bringing state to book over forced sterilisations
Women sterilised in the late 1990s under a Peruvian government scheme show no signs of relenting in their long fight for justice. Their legal case began in 2003, when the state paid compensation to the family of Mamérita Mestanza, who died during a surgical sterilisation in 1998. In 2004, the Peruvian state pledged before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to investigate and sanction those responsible for the sterilisation campaign. Legal proceedings were opened but then shelved in 2009 only to be re-opened in 2011. Read Article

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