19:31 | Paracas (Ica region), Nov. 28.
Peru's Economy and Finance Minister Maria Antonieta Alva on Thursday announced that S/160 million (around US$47.1 million) is being earmarked for the results-oriented Budgetary Plan in order to strengthen services that help reduce violence against women
"This results-oriented Budgetary Plan
is only the first step. In this respect, we need both public servants and political authorities to commit to achieving the proposed results," the cabinet member explained.
She affirmed the use of evidence has enabled a rigorous evaluation to determine which services ensure the greatest impact and well-being of users, thus leading to the adoption of an agenda that improves current services to optimize the quality of public spending
"The plan's multi-sectoral feature recognizes the need for active articulation among all entities in the service chain in order to address problems affecting our girls, boys, teenagers, and women
The minister participated in the 2nd Mayoresses of the Bicentennial Meeting, where she noted that one of Peru's main challenges is to become a society free of violence and gender discrimination, with equal opportunities for all.
At age 34, Maria Antonieta Alva is the youngest cabinet member in President Martin Vizcarra's administration.