The current crisis in Peru has led to the death of more than 55 people, more than 1,500 people injured and hundreds of people arbitrarily detained. ACT Alliance has issued a statement calling for an end to the crisis.
“ACT Alliance, calls for a peaceful resolution of the crisis, respecting the lives and rights of all people; and expresses its willingness to contribute to efforts to ensure a dignified life for all Peruvians,” the statement reads.
ACT is further calling for the Peruvian authorities to “reaffirm their commitment to democracy through the prompt implementation of fair, free and transparent general elections” and to be “accountable for the violent acts and human rights violations perpetrated in repression of social protest.”
Finally, ACT recognizes the need to address the root causes of the crisis including deep inequalities and vulnerabilities. “We call on the State of Peru and Peruvian society to address the structural causes of this crisis, with special focus on those who have been historically marginalized and most vulnerable.”
Read the full statement in Spanish and English here.