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Forced sterilisation: Peru's women break their Silence

hundreds of thousands of indigenous women were forcibly sterilized in the 1990s in Peru. The Reason: The Fight Against Poverty. Until today, they are waiting for compensation .

The nurses came in, accompanied by police officers and slammed the door of rod Zuñigas mud hut. Shortly thereafter, the Quechua woman, who was from an Andean valley near Cusco in the local health centre. In the treatment room, the Doctors explained to her that Zuñiga will now forcibly sterilized during ring were around miserable hygienic conditions.

In the Region of the Peruvian Andes, Lima, the capital city, many women were forcibly sterilized. To date, there is neither information nor compensation.

hands and legs

As the then 28-Year-old fought back, tape her hands and legs before the Operation started. Because of the anesthesia, apparently, was not strong enough, felt Zuñiga, such as at the end of your wound was sewn together.

it All happened on the 10. February 1999 - a date which will forget Zuñiga. The woman already had four children and her husband is honest, he is now glad that the poor family is children, the forced engagement even richer. However, for Zuñiga life is no longer the same.

Dark Chapter in: forced sterilisations in Peru with indigenous women
mirror of the world, 15.02.2019, Matthias Ebert, ARD Rio de Janeiro

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