Teófila Ochoa and Cirila Pulido are residents of Peru. Both were 12 years old at the time of the Accomarca Massacre and survived by hiding from soldiers. Teófila escaped without physical harm, but her mother was killed along with four of her brothers and one sister. Cirila’s mother and brother were killed.
Teófila and Cirila, along with the other survivors of the massacre, formed the Asociación de Familiares Afectados por la Violencia Política del Distrito de Accomarca (Association of Relatives of the Victims of Political Violence in Accomarca). Most of its members were young children when the massacre occurred. Teófila and Cirila serve on the Association’s board of directors. They filed their cases to seek justice on behalf of all the members of the organization.