The Afro-Peruvian people, esteemed today in around two million people (3% of the population of Peru), have been objects of different forms of apartheid beginning from the abolition of slavery in 1856.

On December 7th 2009, the Republic of Peru with the Supreme Resolution 010/2009 has "expressed Forgiveness to the Afroperuano people by abuse, exclusion and discrimination committed in their grievance". Presented during a ceremony presided by the President Alan Garcia Perez and by the Minister for Gender and Social Development Nidia Vilchez Sucra, the Act commits the Government of Peru through the Ministry for Gender and Social Development, in coordination with the sectors concerned, to dictate public policies specific to the development of the Afro-Peruvian people.

For further information:

Government Begs “Historical Pardon” from Afro-Peruvians for Past Abuses

Peru apologises for abuse of African-origin citizens

Afro-Peruvians: one of the earliest victims of transatlantic slave trade shipped to Peru