One part of a woman’s life was considered private which included the work that women did and how they were treated inside the home.
By declaring the work that women do as private, this then lowers their status in Peru being their work was not valued.
The Peruvian Government has begun efforts to combat the high maternal mortality rate and lack of female political representation, as well as violence against women. Andean civilization is traditionally somewhat egalitarian for men and women, with women allowed to inherit property from their mothers.
After the Spanish conquered the Inca Empire, the culture became more patriarchal; and the resulting society has been described as being machista.
Legally, women were not protected by the new system. For example, domestic abuse was an ongoing problem mainly because abuse and rape were considered to be “private crimes.” The state classified these heinous acts this way because they did not want to disrupt the male patriarchal society.