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Peruvian President calls to crack down on femicide

Peruvian President calls to crack down on femicide

Lima, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti on Wednesday called on inclusion and to fight femicide at the Woman and Bicentenary Forum, an activity framed in commemoration to the 200 years of independence.
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‘As a society we must commit ourselves that Peru in the following years is based on gender equality, inclusion and respect for diversity’ as the best way to honor the anniversary. He added the coronavirus really affects Peruvian women as well as other pandemic: gender violence, ‘which unfortunately in its most serious aspect, femicide, continues to be a social ill we must fight,’ the president stated.

Sagasti highlighted Peruvian women´s involvement in the country´s development, such as the fact that most of the members of the Council of State are women, something unprecedented in Peruvian history.

He added that the Congress of the Republic, elected last April and to be established on July 28, will be made up of 40% of women.

Arce also recognized that although these are significant achievements, ‘we must recognize that we have a lot to do.’

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