Seeking justice in Peru: Meeting the victims of the government’s forced sterilisation program
02 February 2023 | 7:21 am
A judicial investigation is finally underway after Peru carried out a forced sterilisation program of mainly indigenous women during the late 1990s. Our reporter meets some of the victims who are still suffering to this day. Also Sudan's newest recruits to martial arts are now fearing the fact they are women will see authorities demand an end to their involvement.
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