|2018||Ana Bazo Reisman,Audrey Cordova,Rocío Romero Benites|
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The project is a reflection about how machismo in Peruvian society is so powerful that even when a woman disappears, it is her fault. We investigate four stories about six women, and this is what we found: there are no protocols in the Police Department in order to look for a disappeared woman.
Audrey Cordova Rampant, Author
Desaparecidas: las mujeres olvidades por el Estado peruano (English translation: Missing: Women forgotten by the Peruvian State) is an interactive web documentary and journalistic investigation that focuses on the stories of four missing women and two missing girls in Peru. It discusses the disappearance of women and girls in Peru due to feminicide, human trafficking, or gender-based violence. Specifically, it delineates the cases of Solsiret Rodríguez Aybar , Estefhanny Díaz Acosta, Tatiana Díaz Acosta, Yamile Pajuelo Díaz , Shirley Villanueva Rivera and Yanet Ayala Huaraca.
The report reveals that in Peru, there is no unified registry of missing persons, so identifying a missing woman or girl on the street is extremely difficult, even for the police. However, the project contributed to a regulatory change at the national level. On September 16th, 2018, the Peruvian Ministry of the Interior published Legislative Decree No. 1428, which developed measures to address cases of disappearance of people in vulnerable situations. It also established a special alert system for missing women in the context of gender-based violence.