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June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"Like several other countries in Latin America, Peru has a criminal statute for 'femicide,' the crime of killing a woman or girl because of her gender. But it can be difficult to prove. Mr. Hualpa is being investigated for attempted femicide" (Para 10).
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"During the Miss Peru pageant last year, a contestant, Alessandra Bonelli, said on television that her personal trainer had sedated and raped her in 2015. Ms. Bonelli reported the attack but said in a recent interview that investigators “made me feel guilty for what happened.” She said she had voluntarily accepted a glass of whiskey that, without her knowledge, contained a muscle relaxant. Making matters worse, it took two years to complete a DNA test on her underwear, according to documents filed in the case. The tests showed that the semen on the garment was almost undoubtedly the trainer’s and the case is now pending. 'Most people here don’t even...more
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

"Last month, according to the authorities, a man named Carlos Hualpa followed a former colleague, Eyvi Ágreda, on to a public bus and doused her with gasoline that he had concealed in a yogurt container, then set her on fire. More than half of her body was burned, and she remains in intensive care. Mr. Hualpa’s lawyer told reporters that his client had become infatuated with Ms. Ágreda but 'she was not paying attention to him'" (para 8-9).
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"During the Miss Peru pageant last year, a contestant, Alessandra Bonelli, said on television that her personal trainer had sedated and raped her in 2015. Ms. Bonelli reported the attack but said in a recent interview that investigators “made me feel guilty for what happened.” She said she had voluntarily accepted a glass of whiskey that, without her knowledge, contained a muscle relaxant. Making matters worse, it took two years to complete a DNA test on her underwear, according to documents filed in the case. The tests showed that the semen on the garment was almost undoubtedly the trainer’s and the case is now pending. 'Most people here don’t even...more
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"'She would have screamed if it had been against her will,' he said. Last month, Mr. Luza was sentenced to six years in prison for rape" (Para 33).
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"The outcome in Ms. Contreras’s case led thousands to take to the streets in 2016 under the slogan Ni Una Menos (Not one woman less), which has become a rallying cry in the region to confront violence against women. But little has changed" (para 29).
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"During the Miss Peru pageant last year, a contestant, Alessandra Bonelli, said on television that her personal trainer had sedated and raped her in 2015" (Para 1). "'If it is still so hard to make authorities understand blatant violence or rape, can you imagine how much work there is to do before they can recognize other forms of aggression like harassment?' said Indira Huilca, a left-leaning member of Congress" (Para 6). "Social norms have yet to catch up with the legal standards, advocates say. Last year, a congresswoman, Maritza García, was forced to resign from her position leading a legislative committee on women and families after saying women 'sometimes give...more
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Since 2009, the number of men accused of killing women has quadrupled, according to government statistics. In 85 percent of those cases, the victim was a current or former wife, girlfriend or partner" (Para 7).
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Social norms have yet to catch up with the legal standards, advocates say. Last year, a congresswoman, Maritza García, was forced to resign from her position leading a legislative committee on women and families after saying women 'sometimes give men the opportunity' to kill them. 'Many times, you can have an aggressor who is acting totally normal and, suddenly, the woman makes him flip out by telling him: ‘I’m leaving you’ or ‘I’m cheating on you,’' Ms. García said. 'Those phrases should never be said by a woman'" (Para 11-12). "One of the most notorious cases of sexual violence in recent years was in 2015 when Adriano Pozo was recorded...more
June 10, 2018, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The attack on Ms. Villena, one of about 180,000 volunteer census takers working that day, prompted an outcry. Peru’s minister for women visited Ms. Villena and then wept. The top census official was fired" (Para 34).
March 15, 2018, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-LAW-2

"Peru passed a bill defining and penalizing harassment" (para 3).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Austria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Colombia, D R Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Montenegro, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Serbia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 14 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Countries: Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Earnings [among street vendors] also vary according to marital status: widows have the lowest median monthly earnings (68 USD) and those who never married have the highest (101 USD)" (12). This data is based on a survey of street venders that was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru and Nakuru, Kenya (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 17, 2017, 7 a.m.
Countries: Ghana, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Among street vendors in the five cities, men have significantly higher levels of education than women. While nearly one quarter of all women in the sample have no schooling at all, less than 1 per cent of men have no school at all; and more than half (56 per cent) of women have primary education or less, while one quarter of men have primary or less. Education levels are especially low in Ahmedabad, where 60 per cent of the all-female sample has never been to school" (11). This data is based on a survey of street venders that was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru...more
Oct. 17, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

"Among street vendors in the five cities, men have significantly higher levels of education than women. While nearly one quarter of all women in the sample have no schooling at all, less than 1 per cent of men have no school at all; and more than half (56 per cent) of women have primary education or less, while one quarter of men have primary or less" (11). The survey was conducted in Accra Ghana, Ahmedabad, India, Durban, South Africa, Lima, Peru and Nakuru, Kenya (TPJ - CODER COMMENT). "Overall, women are nearly twice as likely as men to sell produce, and men are nearly twice as likely as women to...more
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

“A girl in Lima expressed that police often did not consider situations that made girls uncomfortable to be a real priority for them, saying ‘I called the police once because there was a man who was causing a commotion, he was drunk … but the police said no, is he breaking windows, is he destroying homes? If he is not doing that you cannot call them because they won’t do anything.’ When asked if she trusted the police, one girl in Lima said ‘sometimes yes, sometimes not because it sometimes turns out that some policemen are corrupt’” (26).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“Girls in Lima connected public and private expressions of violence against women and girls, explaining that high levels of domestic violence negatively affect their sense of safety in public spaces as well" (22).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Their [adolescent girls’] worlds tended to revolve mainly around their families, especially their mothers and friends, and the places they go are usually limited to their homes, school or work, market places, and mosques” (20). “Adolescent girls perceive Lima as a dangerous city. Girls feel insecure to walk on the streets, and are greatly concerned with the high level of crimes in Lima. Only 2.2% of girls reported always feeling safe when using public transportation. Objects obstructing their vision in streets, poorly lit areas, stray dogs, uncollected garbage and debris, and lack of signage are additional elements that make girls feel unsafe in urban spaces” (22). “Girls in Lima connected...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

“Girls identified the ring road that splits the focus area, Ezbet Khirallah, into two areas as the highest risk for their safety. … The tunnels that run under the road that link girls to schools and other areas in the community are poorly lit, long, have sewage floods, and are poorly maintained, putting girls at risk of sexual harassment when having to use them” (20). “Adolescent girls in Cairo also considered the kinds of businesses in the area that they passed on the way to their schools, workplaces, or markets to be a source for their feelings of insecurity. They noted that there are clusters of workshops, including carpentry and...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-3

“This issue of decision-making and inclusion were often highlighted by girls in all five cities. … Often because of no fault of their own, in each of the cities [including Lima] girls are relegated to passive observers or beneficiaries of the system rather than being consulted and valued as the agents of change” (27).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

“In all of the cities, girls said that they did not feel included in decision-making processes at home or in the community at large” (28). “Research shows that over 41% of girls in Lima never or seldom participate in decisions that affect them" (29).
Aug. 31, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

“The focus areas for the BIAAG Urban Programme in Lima are the districts of Carabayllo, Ancon, Puente Piedra, and Ventanilla, all located in North Lima. … There are large numbers of migrant populations in these districts” (22).
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

“The highest rates of non-marital childbearing occur in Latin America, including … Peru (69 percent)” (para 13).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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