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Peace Pipes

25.00

These pipes are made/and for the women of Peru.

50% of the profits go towards a church in Lima, Peru that goes to aiding young girls in education.

Many Peruvian women experienced sexual violence during an internal conflict from 1980 to 2000. The government sterilized more than 300,000 women during those 20 years, mostly rural indigenous women. Over 2,000 of them have since come forward to say that their sterilization was forced. The government has failed to put a 2003 agreement to secure justice for these women into practice.

Today, many younger women work in agriculture and face new challenges, including dangerous conditions and daily sexual harassment.

- Just under a third of women in Peru have experienced physical violence from a husband or partner (UN Women 2011-12).


- The proportion of seats held by women in national parliaments declined from 28 to 22 per cent between 2010 and 2014 (World Bank Data).


- The Peruvian courts only processed one per cent of rape allegations in 2013.

-Only 35 per cent of full-time workers are women (International Finance Corporation and The World Bank 2010)

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