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Peru: Women Ministry launches project seeking to prevent gender violence

14:15 | Lima, Feb. 12.

The Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP) and the Ombudsman's Office have launched the "Strengthening the prevention of gender-based violence," a project that seeks to eliminate discrimination and gender violence against female citizens in Peru.

This important project —which relies on the contribution made by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)— aims to prevent this type of violence and generate knowledge for decision-making.

The initiative will be developed at a national level with an execution period of 24 months. It has a total budget of €2.00 million of which the MIMP contributes €460,448, followed by the Ombudsman's Office (€41,280), and AECID (€1,500).

The Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation (APCI) participates in the Project Coordination and Monitoring Committee.

The launch meeting was chaired by Women and Vulnerable Populations Minister Gloria Montenegro. It also saw the participation of APCI Executive-Director Jose Antonio Gonzalez Norris, and AECID General Coordinator in Peru Jose Luis Pimentel, among others.

At the meeting, the operation plan was approved, as well as the conformation of the Consultative Council. The latter will be composed of representatives of the civil society (NGOs and groups), who will meet annually for external project advice.

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Published: 2/12/2020
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