Peru PM urges citizens to report cases of violence against women

16:01 | Huancavelica (Huancavelica region), Jan. 16.

Peruvian Prime Minister Vicente Zeballos on Thursday called on the population to report the cases of aggression against women, so that the State can act in a comprehensive and immediate way in such cases.

The Head of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) thus referred to the recent episode registered in Lima's La Victoria district, where a man tried to burn his partner with gasoline, after being released due to the decision made by a prosecutor.

The institutions, he said, articulate their work in the best way on the issue of aggression against female citizens by "not only by preventing and informing, but also acting immediately in the face of these unfortunate events."

The head of the Cabinet made these statements from Huancavelica, where he participated in the putting into operation of 50 warm homes from Mi Abrigo (My Warm Shelter) Project

A total of 156 such homes are built in the Andean region in areas located at altitudes of over 3,500 m.a.s.l.


The high-ranking official deemed as important ending centralism and building a country under a territorial approach, which takes into account the uniqueness of each part of Peru.


Published: 1/16/2020