Peru President: Gov't to take stricter measures to combat gender violence

14:06 | Lima, Jun. 5.

The Peruvian Government will increase prevention efforts, education, and sanctions to combat violence against women by allocating the necessary economic resources, President Martin Vizcarra affirmed.

"No more deaths! No more violence against women!" the statesman expressed during Monday night's address to the nation from Lima-based Government Palace.

The Peruvian leader pointed out that —despite the concrete measures undertaken by the Government— the femicide of Eyvi Agreda shows these efforts remain insufficient.

Likewise, he reiterated violence against women is unacceptable. Thus, his administration has recently announced a series of measures to face this scourge.

In this regard, Mr. Vizcarra noted nearly S/20 million (about US$6.11 million) was allocated to set up 50 Women's Emergency Centers at police stations.

Plus, the operational capacity of the 100 free-of-charge helpline —which receives women's complaints— has doubled.


Published: 6/5/2018
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