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Activities in Peru: workshops on violence against women and persons with disabilities

30 de April, 2015

SANTIAGO (30 April 2015) – The Regional Office for South America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) participated this week in different human rights activities in Lima, Peru.

On 28 April, the OHCHR Regional Offices for Central and South America carried out a seminar on the Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women in Latin America (femicide/feminicide), with support from the Ministry for Women and Vulnerable Populations, the National Attorney General’s Office and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

The event aimed at justice operators and public servants of the Peruvian Ministry for Women, and included details of the Model Protocol, a tool created by OHCHR and UN Women that make concrete recommendations to States, seeking to strengthen the national mechanisms in charge of preventing, investigating and sanctioning such crimes against women, and to provide redress for victims or their families.

The seminar was conducted by the OHCHR Regional Representative for South America, Ms. Carmen Rosa Villa, as well as by Ms. Gallianne Palayret, human rights officer of OHCHR-South America, and representatives of the Ministry for Women, the Public Ministry and the Peruvian National Police.

In Congress, workshop on human rights and disabilities

On 29 April, the OHCHR Regional Office for South America organized a workshop on the rights of persons with disabilities in the UN human rights system, aimed at parliamentary advisors, commissions and staff of the National Congress, as well as members of civil society organizations.

During the activity held in the National Congress, attendants could learn more about the main UN standards regarding the rights of persons with disabilities, particularly in light of the concepts of equality and non-discrimination. They could also review relevant UN jurisprudence and some examples of national implementation frameworks on the rights of persons with disabilities.

The seminar was conducted by Ms. Gallianne Palayret and Ms. Lizbeth Vélez, experts of the OHCHR Regional Office for South America. It was opened by lawmaker Mr. Jhon Reynaga.

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