July 28, 2020

Peru says over 900 girls, women feared dead since pandemic began

Lima (AFP) – A staggering 900-plus girls and women are missing and feared dead in Peru since COVID-19 confinement began, authorities said Monday.The Andean nation home to 33 million people long has had a horrific domestic violence problem.But COVID-19, which has compounded home confinement combined with job losses and a health crisis, has seen an already scary situation grow worse in just 3-1/2 months, according to Eliana Revollar, who leads the women’s rights office of the National Ombudsman’s office.Seventy percent of that figure are minors, she added.”During the quarantine, from March 16 to…

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