on protection from domestic violence. The new Law (Ley No. , Nov. 25, , EL PERUANO [the official gazette] (Nov. 27, ). A law on domestic violence was adopted in (Ley No. , Ley de Proteccion frente a la Violencia Familiar) (Centro Flora Tristan Sept. Bolivia Ley 1, contra la violencia doméstica y familiar, Ley 1, que Perú Ley 26,, que establece la situación y políticas sociales sobre la.

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The group often distributes printed material in its awareness campaigns ibid. Correspondence from a lawyer. Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ly A program called [translation] “A Right to a Violence-Free Life,” under the auspices of the Manuela Ramos Movement, deals mainly with domestic violence-related issues ibid.

Although the law no longer requires reconciliation between the victim and the aggressor, this solution is still supported by the attitudes of some judges and police officers Movimiento Manuela Ramos 24 Feb. Telephone interview with a lawyer.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for Domestic violence misdemeanor offences are punishable by a maximum of 20 to 30 days community service and a fine ibid. Each CEM has a team that responds directly to women’s needs and each is required to have a medical examiner, but this is not always the case Movimiento Manuela Ramos 24 Feb.

The national plan addressing violence against women stipulates that 50 shelters must be in place by the year ibid. Currently, 41 CEMs are in operation in Peru ibid. The amended law requires that a police report be filed within five days following the incident Country Reports 28 Feb.

If the disability time is deemed to 62260 more than ten days, it is then considered a “felony” delitoand the matter will be brought before a criminal judge ibid. According to a MIMDES article, 2, people were trained to run awareness campaigns targeting youths and women were trained to run domestic violence prevention campaigns Peru 25 Nov. She added that 30 violent leyy against women occurred every day and that this situation lfy “will not be tolerated” ibid.

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Country Reports reported that MIMDES operated 38 centres by the end ofthat leg services were provided free of charge, and that the centres were staffed by representatives of various government institutions lsy Feb. A lawyer from the Ministry of Women and Social Development Ministerio de la Mujer y Desarollo Social, MIMDES stated that some progress has been made in the domestic violence situation, but that there is still [translation] “much to be done,” partly because the problem is not perceived as [translation] “an issue of public interest that affects fundamental rights,” and because victims often do not report incidents of violence out of fear or lack of information Peru 22 Feb.

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Judges, lawyers and police officers were educated in order to make them more sensitive to victims; with the support of the European Union, training programs were offered in 10 cities in Peru Movimiento Manuela Ramos 24 Feb. Centro de la Mujer Peruana Flora Tristan.

MIMDES stated that it has heightened the awareness of four million people about the harmful effects of domestic and sexual violence through various campaigns, including televised messages against domestic violence Pey 25 Nov.

The lawyer from the Manuela Ramos Movement stated that some of the MIMDES public policy directions key concern; she noted that the government is promoting a certain vision of the family, to the detriment of women’s rights, which makes it more difficult to convey the message that issues specifically affecting women must be addressed and resolved 24 Feb. Medical exams for victims are now free and can be performed by any health professional Movimiento Manuela Ramos 24 Feb.

According to this lawyer, the number of reported domestic violence cases has increased, which is worrisome but also encouraging, because it indicates that women are exercising their rights and reporting incidents of violence ibid. Country Reports also noted that “the domestic violence law gives judges and prosecutors the authority pey prevent the convicted spouse.

In order to file a domestic violence complaint, which can be oral or written, the person must show her or his identity card at a police station or at an office of the Provincial Family Prosecutor Fiscal Provincial de Familia Peru n. Justices of the peace continue to use reconciliation under the pretext of preserving family unity ibid. According to Freedom House, “[s]pousal abuse is perhaps the greatest problem facing women in Peru today, although recently the government has taken some steps to address the issue” 14 Sept.

Law of Protection from Family Violence. HRW reports that “the vast majority of domestic violence cases are classified as misdemeanors” and end up before a justice of the peace, which has an effect on the protection and redress available to the victim HRW 31 Mar. The police now have a national family protection division jefatura de familiawhich indicates that the problem of domestic violence is indeed recognized, according to the lawyer from the Manuela Ramos Movement 24 Feb.

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The let pointed out that there is still a gap between attitudes and the institutional and legal measures in place ibid. From tothe number of reported cases of domestic and sexual violence increased from 29, in to 28, inand finally to 30, in ibid. UNHCR is not responsible for, nor does it necessarily endorse, its content. The lawyer from the Manuela Ramos Movement stated that [translation] “there are still many obstacles for victims to overcome in terms of the procedure in place” ibid.

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Some interventions helped women experiencing problems other than domestic and sexual violence ibid. Country Reports indicated that “violence against women, including. This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints.

Ina unit aimed at remedying discriminatory acts against 2260 was created at the Ombudsman’s office Peru n. Either the victim or a family member can file the complaint ibid. The lawyer from the Manuela Ramos Ly noted that the amendments made to the domestic violence law in May [translation] “improved the law” Movimiento Manuela Ramos 24 Feb.

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MIMDES indicated that it also provides assistance to child and adolescent victims of sexual violence ibid. According to the Manuela Ramos Movement’s lawyer, this is an example of the gap between institutional requirements and reality, because many leu professionals do not act in accordance with the law and refuse to perform this type of exam to avoid being involved in legal proceedings Movimiento Manuela Ramos 24 Feb.

This plan, the first of its kind, is the result of a policy that has recognized the great risks, damages and disadvantages that domestic violence has on more than half the population ibid. The punishments that can be imposed vary according to the category of the offence ibid.

This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection.

One oral source Centro de la Mujer Peruana Flora Tristan could not provide information within the time constraints for this Response.