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Feb. 2, 2024, 6:33 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DV-DATA-1

According to 2022 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls (aged 15-49) in Peru who have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in their lifetime is 38 percent (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Suriname, Tunisia, Vanuatu
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Korea, Peru, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nicaragua, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Peru was 69 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Peru is 66.1% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Peru is 75 years for women and 70 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Peru is 78.5 years for men and 81.3 years for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:55 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-5

"n Peru, sex work is legal in brothels, but many sex operations exist outside the scope of the law" (para 3).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:55 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-LAW-3

"In 1999, she brought a lawsuit against a police officer who beat her and, to the surprise of her colleagues, she won. This set a precedent that violence against sex workers would not be tolerated" (para 9). The courts seem to be on board with protecting prostitues from violence, but this is given the prostitute herself takes the case to court and is able to win within the system, which seems unlikely even if the precedent has been set (MCP - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:55 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"For instance, there are an estimated 66,300 people, mostly indigenous, who are enslaved in Peru. Many are trapped in sex slavery, largely because sex work is marginalized. In Peru, sex work is legal in brothels, but many sex operations exist outside the scope of the law" (para 3).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:52 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-LAW-6

"Selling sex is legal in Peru but only by following regulations - mandatory health checks and registration and working in a licensed brothel. Street walking is illegal. Most sex workers work illegally" (para 1). "Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing? Yes to work legally sex workers must carry health certificate and be tested regularly" (para 4).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:52 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-LAW-4

"Selling sex is legal in Peru but only by following regulations - mandatory health checks and registration and working in a licensed brothel. Street walking is illegal. Most sex workers work illegally" (para 1). "Is there mandatory registration? Yes to work legally sex workers must register" (para 5).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:52 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Is selling sex criminalised? Selling sex is legal in Peru but only by following regulations - mandatory health checks and registration and working in a licensed brothel. Street walking is illegal. Most sex workers work illegally" (para 1). "Is buying sex criminalised? No" (para 2). "Is organising/managing criminalised? Brothels are legal if licensed" (para 3).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:51 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-3

"'Women and girls are recruited with false promises of work and then forced to have sex with miners. The younger they are the better as they can charge more,' said Mercedes Arce, coordinator at the anti-trafficking group CHS Alternativo" (para 15). Women and girls who are trafficked and forced to become prostitutes likely have no bargaining power vis a vis her clients or pimps (MCP - CODER COMMENT). "The women and girls are also fined if they disobey rules that range from leaving the bar without permission to going to bed early and arguing with co-workers, said Luz Amelia Saavedra, who heads the human trafficking office of the local prosecutor"...more
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:51 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"During the raids, authorities found 69 women and 51 girls working in bars and brothels in the region, according to the women's ministry" (para 12). This only pertains to successful raids in a specific set of mining communities in the Peruvian Amazon. It would reasonably follow that with the migration of the illegal mining communities these rescued women were replenished, and that other such establishments that haven't ben found yet also exist (MCP - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:51 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-DATA-3

"Many victims of sex trafficking come from indigenous farming communities hundreds of miles away in the Andean highlands" (para 16).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:51 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Adult prostitution is legal in Peru, where women can earn on average $600 a month selling sex in bars - more than double the minimum monthly wage" (para 29).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:51 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-4

"Few of the 120 people rescued in last year's raids have found new work. The women's ministry said it had helped two women find jobs, but several of the rescued girls are still in state-run shelters" (para 33).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:51 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-5

"Prosecution has also proved difficult. Madre de Dios has had 22 convictions for human trafficking since 2017, mostly involving the sexual exploitation of children, according to Saavedra, who has about 100 trafficking cases pending" (para 36).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:49 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-5

"In Peru prostitution is not illegal. However, authorities try to sweep it under the rug by making street life difficult for the sex workers. Unannounced and unprompted, they sometimes scoop the workers and take them to police stations for identity checks spiced with insults and beatings" (para 7, 8) Though the trade is legal, marginaliation and societal stigma can lead to uneven enforcement of laws having to do with street prostitution versus motel-based prostitution (MCP - CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:49 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-3

"A wave of murders of trans women in Peru — six since the beginning of the year, after eight all of last year — has exposed a country unable or unwilling to protect trans people. And it has triggered protests demanding urgent action against gender violence" (para 1). The six murders that are described here are six transgender women who were sex workers. Since trans women generally operate outside of the legal constraints of prostitution in Peru, they don't enjoy some of the protections of registered prostitutes and have largely less leverage vis a vis their male clients (MCP - CODER COMMENT). "Since the beginning of 2023, six trans women...more
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:49 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"In Peru prostitution is not illegal. However, authorities try to sweep it under the rug by making street life difficult for the sex workers" (para 7).
Dec. 16, 2023, 12:49 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"About six out of 10 trans women have prostitution as their main source of income in the absence of other opportunities, according to a study by Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia" (para 19).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Libya, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Oman, Peru
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"17.1 births per 1000 population"
Sept. 8, 2023, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: AOM-DATA-2

"Women who were first married by age 18 (% of women ages 20-24) is '14.1%.'"
Aug. 28, 2023, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: ERBG-DATA-4

"Part time employment, female (% of total female employment) is '44.8%.'" "Part time employment, male (% of total male employment) is '27.8%.'"