The General Budget for 2019 will prioritize women's rights and the eradication of violence against female citizens, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra informed Tuesday.
"I want to express my administration's commitment to this issue. We are discussing the public budget for 2019, and be assured that women's rights
will be a priority for resources allocation next year," he stated.
The Head of State recalled violence against women
is a problem that affects everyone and infringes upon human rights.
Thus, the Executive Branch is committed to working alongside the population to eradicate this scourge.
"We need to destroy male chauvinism
patterns seeded within society, as well as protect children, teenagers, women, elders, and people with disabilities," he added.
In this sense, the President highlighted the efforts undertaken at State-run Women Emergency Centers (CEM).
There are currently 245 of such establishments attached to health centers, and an additional 221 will be built by 2021.
Held at Lima Convention Center, the meeting will run thru August 9.