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The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions in 194 constitutions from around the world. The Database was updated in partnership with the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Japan. Experience its wealth and depth of information by starting your search now.

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Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Peru, English

It is the aim of the national policy on population to disseminate and promote responsible motherhood and fatherhood. It recognizes the right of families and individuals to decide. In this spirit, the State guarantees suitable education and information programs and access to such means, provided they do not harm life or health.
… (Art. 6)

Peru, Spanish

La política nacional de población tiene como objetivo difundir y promover la paternidad y maternidad responsables. Reconoce el derecho de las familias y de las personas a decidir. En tal sentido, el Estado asegura los programas de educación y la información adecuados y el acceso a los medios, que no afecten la vida o la salud.
… (Art. 6)

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Peru, English

Every person has the right:
1. to life, his identity, his moral, psychic and physical integrity and his free development and well-being. The unborn child is a rights-bearing subject, in any event which is beneficial for him;
… (Art. 2)

Peru, Spanish

Toda persona tiene derecho:
1. A la vida, a su identidad, a su integridad moral, psíquica y física y a su libre desarrollo y bienestar. El concebido es sujeto de derecho en todo cuanto le favorece.
… (Art. 2)

Affirmative Action (Broadly)

Peru, English


The law establishes the minimum percentages to make accessible the representation of gender, rural and native communities, and aboriginal [originarios] peoples in the Regional Councils. Equal treatment is applied for the municipal councils.
… (Art. 191)

Peru, Spanish


La ley establece porcentajes mínimos para hacer accesible la representación de género, comunidades campesinas y nativas, y pueblos originarios en los Consejos Regionales. Igual tratamiento se aplica para los Concejos Municipales.
… (Art. 191)

Public Institutions and Services

Peru, English

The State recognizes the universal and progressive right of each person to social security for his protection from contingencies defined by law and in order to improve his quality life. (Art. 10)

Peru, Spanish

El Estado reconoce el derecho universal y progresivo de toda persona a la seguridad social, para su protección frente a las contingencias que precise la ley y para la elevación de su calidad de vida. (Art. 10)

Public Institutions and Services

Peru, English

The community and the State extend special protection to any child, adolescent, mother or older person in situation of abandonment. They also protect the family and promote marriage, which are recognized as natural and fundamental institutions of society.
… (Art. 4)

Peru, Spanish

La comunidad y el Estado protegen especialmente al niño, al adolescente, a la madre y al anciano en situación de abandono. También protegen a la familia y promueven el matrimonio. Reconocen a estos últimos como institutos naturales y fundamentales de la sociedad.
… (Art. 4)

Public Institutions and Services

Peru, English

Work in its diverse forms is a matter of priority concern for the State, which provides special protection for working mothers, … (Art. 23)

Peru, Spanish

El trabajo, en sus diversas modalidades, es objeto de atención prioritaria del Estado, el cual protege especialmente a la madre, … (Art. 23)

Status of International Law

Peru, English

Treaties concluded by the State and in force are part of national law. (Art. 55)

Peru, Spanish

Los tratados celebrados por el Estado y en vigor forman parte del derecho nacional. (Art. 55)

Public Institutions and Services

Peru, English

Private initiative is free. It is exercise within a social market economy. Under this regime, the State guides the development of the country and is mainly active in employment promotion, health, education, security, public services and infrastructure areas. (Art. 58)

Peru, Spanish

La iniciativa privada es libre. Se ejerce en una economía social de mercado. Bajo este régimen, el Estado orienta el desarrollo del país, y actúa principalmente en las áreas de promoción de empleo, salud, educación, seguridad, servicios públicos e infraestructura. (Art. 58)

Status of International Law

Peru, English

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FOURTH. - Rules concerning the rights and freedoms recognized by this Constitution are construed in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international treaties and agreements on those rights, which have been ratified by Peru.
... (Final and Transitory Provisions)

Peru, Spanish

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Cuarta.- Las normas relativas a los derechos y a las libertades que la Constitución reconoce se interpretan de conformidad con la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos y con los tratados y acuerdos internacionales sobre las mismas materias ratificados por el Perú.
... (Disposiciones Finales y Transitorias)

Status of International Law

Peru, English

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When a treaty affects constitutional provisions, it must be approved by the same procedure established to reform the Constitution prior to its ratification by the President of the Republic.
... (Art. 57)

Peru, Spanish

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Cuando el tratado afecte disposiciones constitucionales debe ser aprobado por el mismo procedimiento que rige la reforma de la Constitución, antes de ser ratificado por el Presidente de la República.
... (Art. 57)