Linking Gender and Reparations in Peru: A Failed Opportunity

Authored by: Julie Guillerot

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Peacemaking, Political Transitions, Transitional Justice
Country: Peru
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2006
Citation: Guillerot, Julie. "Linking Gender and Reparations in Peru: A Failed Opportunity." In What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations, edited by Ruth Rubio-Marín, 136-93. New York: Social Science Research Council, 2006.

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Executive Summary

During the internal armed conflict that ravaged Peru, men were the main targets of both insurgent groups and the state. Women were also seriously affected, but in a different way and in smaller numbers. The IFCVR [Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission] was the first official attempt to record human rights violations suffered specifically by women and to acknowledge that the violence affected women and men in different ways. Indeed, the report states that violence affected the Peruvian population in different ways according to social position and gender. Thus, women were victims of a set of crimes and abuses against their dignity and their human rights that differed from those suffered by men.