Context and Data

Gender-based violence is a serious human rights and public health problem and is one of the most frequent situations of discrimination faced by women.

In Peru, violence affects some population groups disproportionately; thus, women experience more violence than men, especially, if they belong to an ethnic minority, are of a specific age and/or because of their socioeconomic background:

57,7%

of women have been victims of intimate partner violence at some time in their lives

50,8%

in women between 15 and 19 years.
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47,2%

in women between 20 and 24 years.

36,9%

in women between 45 and 49 years.
The prevalence of violence is highest in the

Intermediate quintiles

61,6%

of women in the Sierra (highlands) have been victims of intimate partner violence at some time in their lives
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57,5%

of women that learn in their chilhood a ntaive language suffered psicological violence
Quick identification of potential femicide victims is essential.

12%

of victims of femicide by an intimate partner had previously reported their aggressor between 2009 and 2017.

166 cases

in 2019.

131 cases

in 2020.
Seeking help remains low.

29,5%

of women seek help in an institution.
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70.5%

of women don´t help in an institution.

77,6%

of women go to Police Stations.
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11,1%

of women go to the Prosecutor's Office.

6,3%

of women go to the Courts.

5,9%

of women go to the Women's Emergency Centers

5,0%

of women go to a health establishment
Protection measures provided to survivors of violence have increased.

245,592

protection measures granted in the 2018.

278,727

protection measures granted in the 2019.

228,688

protection measures granted in the 2020.
Capacity building of personnel providing treatment, investigating, and managing cases of gender-based violence is a priority of the programme.

55,8%

of the staff had not been trained in caring for victims of violence in the last year

39%

considered that conciliation as a valid solution.

46%

considered that conciliation as a valid solution

Within this framework, the “Joint Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence” in Peru, had the following objectives and undertook the following interventions:

Main Objective

Improve access to a coordinated set of quality, multi-sectoral essential services for all women and girls who experience gender-based violence in order to guarantee them protection, justice and well-being.

Specific Objectives

  • Contribute to the strengthening of the multisectoral public response to guarantee services for women and girls who suffer gender-based violence, ensuring comprehensive and multidisciplinary care.
  • Guarantee that women and girls who are victims of gender-based violence have access to essential health care and protection services with the purpose of recovering their physical and mental health, guaranteeing their integrity and bringing the aggressor to justice.

Main Interventions

Strengthening the regulatory framework of the management of gender-based violence through a comprehensive and multisectoral approach.
Generation of strategic information on the status of the rights of victims of GBV to support the design and implementation of evidence-based policies.
Strengthening of the technical capacities of public administration personnel with competence in comprehensive care for victims of GBV.
Incorporation of a multisectoral, gender and human rights-based approach in victim care services.

Joint Programme Partners

MIMP

Governing body in the area of prevention, protection and attention of violence against women and members of the family group and responsible for the coordination, articulation and monitoring of the application of Law 30364.

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MINSA

It is responsible for the free provision of health services for the comprehensive recovery of violence victims (including sexual and reproductive and mental health). Is the body in charge of the supervision and monitoring of the provision of the emergency kit in cases of rape.

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Gender Justice Commission

Instance of the Judiciary in charge of institutionalizing the gender approach at all levels of the justice administration system.

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Public Defender’s Office

It is a public institution in charge of the promotion and defense of human rights and that supervises the acts of the Public Administration.

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CASE Huamanga (Ayacucho)

Sub national initiative administered by Local Government of Huamanga. It provides specialized comprehensive services, through agreements with justice operators and other entities competent in the protection of rights of victims of violence.

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Piura Regional Directorate (DIRESA)

It promotes and executes comprehensive health actions at the regional level. This instance signed an Agreement with the PNCVFS (now MIMP’s Aurora Program) to install the first Women Emergency Center (CEM) in the Santa Julia Health Center with the aim of providing coordinated and free care for victims of violence.

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Budget of The Joint Programme in Peru

  • 2017
  • $ 250,00
  • 2018
  • $ 250, 00
  • 2019
  • $ 185,759

The Joint Programme in Peru on “Essential Services for women and girls subject to violence” of the United Nations, was implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO-WHO) in alliance with public sector institutions. We thank the contributions received from the donors to the Program: The Government of Spain and the Basque Institute for Women – Emakunde.