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TAKE ACTION: JUSTICE FOR PERUVIAN WOMEN FORCED INTO STERILIZATION


World  (tags: humanrights, unitednations, UnitedNations, womenfreedoms, ethics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

Beverly
- 456 days ago - thebreastcancersite.greatergood.com
Tell the UN: devise a plan to rectify Fujimori's gross attacks on human rights in Peru.



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Beverly M. (85)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 3:15 pm
From 1990 to 2000, hundreds of thousands of women in Peru experienced forced sterilizations on behalf of Peru's president at the time Alberto Fujimori. The sterilizations were a part of his aggressive family planning plan, aimed to cut birth rates significantly. Most of the women targeted were poor and from impoverished areas, and therefore had little access to family planning resources or help that could otherwise protect them from the forced sterilization. It's clear that President Fujimori preyed on these women. Many times, the women couldn't even choose whether they wanted the procedure done or not.

Over this period of time, sterilizations were performed by unqualified people and often without anesthetics. As a result, many of the women suffered permanent physical and emotional stress.

The UN still has not taken steps to rectify this situation — whether it be holding Fujimori responsible or providing assistance to the affected women.

 

Freya H. (300)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:00 pm
Sickening! This is just as bad as denying women birth control so they are forced to have children they cannot properly raise. Choice means CHOICE!
 

Beverly M. (85)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:23 pm
I agree Freya ~ over 300,000 women were sterilized, 300,000 who had no say, no power.
 

Judy C. (106)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:32 pm
This is a reprehensible assault, and a denial of the humanity of poor women. Signed. Thanks, Beverly
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (274)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:56 pm
I agree with the above comments Signed Bev, Thank you
 

Erin R. (170)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:16 pm
n & s
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:33 pm

It's something to consider when a tyrant has control of the military and is able to do as he pleases.

Thank You for Signing! signed and tweeted
 

Helen Porter (41)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:54 pm
Many a grape in this cluster. I'm signing and signing and signing and............all for women.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 6:02 pm
This crap has gone on all around the world on poor women. I certainly signed
 

Jason Flint (5)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 7:38 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Stuart Thomas (505)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 8:47 pm
Noted but when I signed and submitted it, I was informed that I already had done so.

But thank you, Beverly, for publicizing this disgraceful practice of involuntary sterilization.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 10:40 pm
Signed Cheers Bev
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Monday April 22, 2013, 12:19 am
Noted and signed for this important issue! The things that go on in this crazy world!
 

Arwen Woods (222)
Monday April 22, 2013, 1:44 am
Oh dear goddess. :-( This is just horrific. Those poor women. Signed, noted and shared.x
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:20 am
Horrible!!! So signed!! Thanks Beverly
 

Frans Badenhorst (546)
Monday April 22, 2013, 5:48 am
this is BEYOND ridiculous................signed for sure

Thank you, you've already signed this campaign!
Goal: 15,000 • Progress: 1,254
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Monday April 22, 2013, 6:06 am
Absolutely signed!
 

Kerryn Ayton (11)
Monday April 22, 2013, 6:18 am
Noted & petition signed. Forced sterilizations to healthy childbearing women-horrific! Thank you Beverly for sharing such an important human rights issue.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday April 22, 2013, 6:23 am
Signed, thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 22, 2013, 6:39 am
S&N
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 22, 2013, 7:09 am
Signed and noted. That's horrible to do that to them!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 22, 2013, 7:11 am
noted + signed
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Monday April 22, 2013, 7:17 am
Just terrible. Def S+S,thx Beverly.
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday April 22, 2013, 8:20 am
signed several petitions including yours :)
 

Isa Villanen (44)
Monday April 22, 2013, 8:49 am
It is just something Hitler would have forced on Jews. Disgusting. Women must have a choice to decide whether or not they want the procedure, and education and contraceptives would have done the trick. Forcing women to sterilization is a violation of human rights, and should be taken to international court as such a case.
Read, signed quit a few, hared and noted.
 

Raul M. (0)
Monday April 22, 2013, 9:50 am
Why do someone should have the right to decide over another's life?...
 

Beverly M. (85)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:13 am
That's the big question Raul ~
 

Judy B. (58)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:59 am
Signed, thanks.
 

Janet G. (0)
Monday April 22, 2013, 12:30 pm
Gladly signed.
 

Kathy Niell (90)
Monday April 22, 2013, 12:33 pm
How horrible that this happened. I can't even begin to imagine the loss these women felt in enduring sterilization and subsequent inability to have children. My heart goes out to them. Justice must be done!
 

Joanne A. (40)
Monday April 22, 2013, 1:04 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Birgit W. (140)
Monday April 22, 2013, 1:07 pm
Signed
 

norma laborie (31)
Monday April 22, 2013, 1:18 pm
signed
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday April 22, 2013, 2:20 pm
Signed
 

Helen P. (57)
Monday April 22, 2013, 3:58 pm
There should be assistance given and justice sought for these women. Signed the petition and noted the article. Thanks Beverly for making more people aware of this issue.
 

Richard S. (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 2:53 am
Everyone has the right to the integrity and dignity of his whole being.
No-one should be forced to do anything against his/her will.
This is why I am supporting any action that will fight against these abuses, including this one against forced women's sterilization.
 

Michela m. (3810)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 6:18 am
S&N
 

Teresa Garcia (39)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 11:48 am
Ellos se creen "TODOPODEROSOS", pero la justicia siempre llega. Espero que sea más temprano que tarde. Signed, Noted & shared.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 4:04 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Beverly.
 

Charlie Rush (48)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 10:38 pm
We are so far away, from this situation, one can only hope that our collective attitude will make an impact. Sometimes, world pressure makes a difference.
Most countries don't wish to be perceived as Neanderthal, by the rest of the world.
However, it depends on the POWER & CONTROL structure, as it is in the U.S.A.
 

alicia m. (100)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 6:41 am
noted, signed, gracias
 

Farah Hage Ali (156)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 10:43 am
noted and signed, thank you for sharing
 

Debbie Crowe (77)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:17 am
Signed. This Alberto Fujimori sounds like a real jerk! It's to bad someone didn't neuter him!
 
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