An 11-year-old girl was raped and killed after school and hundreds of people rallied in the streets of Peru demanding better protections for women and children.
One demonstrator stated, “There should be no more abuse. No more abused little girls, please! They’re going to continue to do harm, because they’re sick, because they are going to remain in the street. They’re crazy, they only think of themselves, they don’t think of the mother, they don’t think of the sisters, they don’t think of the children, they don’t think about anyone.”
There were 25,068 cases of sexual violence reported in Peru in 2017 — that’s 70 cases for day. 76% of these victims were minors. Protestors are calling on legislators to create better laws to protect kids and demanding the death penalty for convicted rapists.
It is the second worst South American country for gender-based violence. The 11-year-ld girl in known as little Jimena and her recent case sparked protests around the country.