Women demand their rights. (News Briefs/Solidarity: Peru).
A number of Peruvian organizations are requesting regional and international solidarity to support the Ministerlo de Promocion de la Mujer (PROMUDEH, Ministry for the Promotion of Women), the state agency responsible for guaranteeing women's advancement and gender equity. In light of the government's explicit intentions to eliminate the Ministry, letters supporting the continuance of PROMUDEH are urgently needed.
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The Peruvian women's movement also has written a letter to the Ministry of Health demanding that the Ministry provide the public with clear and understandable scientific information on sexual and reproductive health, as stipulated in numerous international treaties signed by the Peruvian government. The letter also expressed a number of concerns regarding changes to the family planning family planning
Use of measures designed to regulate the number and spacing of children within a family, largely to curb population growth and ensure each family’s access to limited resources. services, including the practice of charging for contraceptive methods and delays in the provision of emergency contraception Emergency Contraception Definition
Emergency contraception or emergency birth control uses either emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) or a Copper-T intrauterine device (IUD) to help prevent pregnancy following unprotected vaginal intercourse. , despite the Ministry's recognition of this method's efficiency in preventing unwanted pregnancy unwanted pregnancy Obstetrics A pregnancy that is not desired by one or both biologic parents. See Teen pregnancy. . The letter also criticized the Ministry for sowing doubts regarding the use of manual vacuum aspiration vacuum aspiration
A method of abortion performed during the first trimester, in which the contents of the uterus are withdrawn through a narrow tube. Also called suction curettage, vacuum curettage. , a safe technique for the treatment of induced abortions.
This letter of protest was signed by numerous activists as well as representatives of Centro de la Mujer Peruana "Flora Tristan"; Estudio para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer, DEMUS; Movimiento Manuela Ramos; Farmage/Apprende; CIES CIES Council for International Exchange of Scholars
CIES Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (Portugese)
CIES Centre d'Initiation à l'Enseignement Supérieur (French) ; Instituto de Educacion y Salud, AIS; Asociacion Grupo de Trabajo Redes; Red SIDA Peru; APRODEH; Asociacion Peruana de Derecho De`re´cho
n. 1. A straight wind without apparent cyclonic tendency, usually accompanied with rain and often destructive, common in the prairie regions of the United States. Sanitaria; Red Nacional de Promocion de la Mujer; Movimiento Amplia de Mujeres; Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres-Linea Fundacional; CAAAP; Impulsor Nacional Mujeres por la Igualdad Real.