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Peru, Chile sign accord to eradicate and sanction violence against women

16:49 | Santiago (Chile), Nov. 27.

Peruvian and Chilean Governments signed an agreement aimed at preventing, eradicating, as well as sanctioning violence against women and family members during the 2nd Binational Cabinet held in Santiago on Tuesday.

Within this framework, both countries have committed to share capacity strengthening programs and awareness campaigns with the purpose of eliminating stereotypes and discriminatory practices in order to shape a more egalitarian and violence-free culture. 

Likewise, they will share information protocols for Peruvian victims of violence in Chile and vice-versa. 

The accord was inked by Peruvian Women and Vulnerable Populations Minister Ana Maria Mendieta along with Chilean Women and Gender Equality Minister Carolina Cuevas. 

Empowerment 

Both nations acknowledge that it is necessary to promote public policies aimed at removing socio-economic, cultural, and institutional obstacles which prevent female citizens from participating in the economy and public life under equal conditions. 

In this sense, they will work on protecting, assisting, and promoting the social, as well as economic reinsertion of women victims of violence

Chile and Peru will also promote indigenous women's contributions to forest and environmental management, as well as the prevention and mitigation of climate change. 


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Published: 11/27/2018
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