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Population size: 

32,510,453 [1]

Number of people experiencing domestic abuse each year:

One in three women in Peru are likely to suffer physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime [2]

No research on male victims or other gender identities.

Cost of domestic abuse to the economy each year:

No research.

Estimated % change due to COVID-19:

4,000 calls to the domestic violence hotline in the first few days of lockdown [3]

Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) reported an increase in gender-based violence cases since the start of the coronavirus quarantine. [4]

Current law and policy:

Peru commits to extend specialized services to end violence against women. The Government of Peru commits to strengthen existing policies and actions for the eradication of all forms of violence against women and girls. Furthermore, the Government announces that it will extend the coverage of specialized services to address and prevent domestic violence against women to 80 per cent of the provinces of Peru in 2013 and to 100 per cent of provinces by 2016.



[1] The World Bank, (1).


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