Peru cancels gender-based quarantine laws


Eight days after instituting a gender-based quarantine schedule, Peruvian president Martin Vizcarra cancelled the measure two days before it was due to end. It had been met with a backlash from LGBTQ+ activists, who feared trans and binary people would  face increasing street harassment from police. However, it also proved that because women do a disproportionate share of domestic work, gender separation forced them to gather in large groups on the days they were allowed out.  Instead, only one person per family is allowed out to buy food or medicine from Monday to Saturday.


Writer: Canela López
Publication: Business Insider