Forced sterilisations in Peru and the search for justice

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Human Rights Action Centre

25 New Inn Yard

London

EC2A 3EA

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description


The Peru Support Group, Amnesty International UK and the University of Kent are very pleased to invite you to a public event:

Forced sterilisations in Peru and the search for justice

21 June, 18:00

Human Rights Action Centre, AI UK Section

25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

We have the pleasure to have with us human rights defender Esperanza Huayama, president of the Association of Forcibly Sterilised Women from the region of Huancabamba in Piura, who will be speaking about her experience in seeking justice and reparation.

During the event, a documentary of her work in search of justice by Inés Ruiz will be presented alongside the Quipu Project, an online and telephone platform that has provided a channel for many victims of sterilisation to place their stories.


Between 1996 and 1998, some 200,000 women and around 30,000 men were forcefully sterilised, many without their consent or understanding what the procedure meant for their fertility. The victims have been campaigning for justice and reparation for two decades. This meeting is an opportunity to learn more about what this policy consisted of as well as its longer-term consequences.


Date and Time

Location

Human Rights Action Centre

25 New Inn Yard

London

EC2A 3EA

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved