Saturday, 29 November 2008

Peru: Violence against Women

Peruvian women's groups have distributed matchboxes embossed with pictures of men accused of violence against women, in a consciousness-raising exercise for International Non-Violence Against Women Day.
Among the images embossed on the matchboxes of wife murderers and rapists is former President Alberto Fujimori, who during his 10-year, authoritarian rule in the 1990s implemented a policy of coercing thousands of poor Andean women into undergoing sterilization surgery.

Full story:
Face on a milk carton? Peruvian NGO distributes thousands of matchboxes stamped with the faces of male assassins and abusers (Peruvian Times)

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