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Peru: Women's movement calls for end to 'femicide'

20 18.08.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters marching guarded by police, Lima
W/S Protesters drumming
M/S Protesters holding banner reading (Spanish): 'Machismo kills'
W/S Protesters holding signs
M/S Protesters holding signs reading (Spanish): 'Live free without fear' and 'No more silence'
W/S Protesters marching guarded by police
M/S Protester shouting slogans
M/S Protesters holding banner reading (Spanish): 'Violence-free women in Peru with equality'
W/S Protesters marching
M/S Protesters holding signs and chanting slogans
M/S Protester holding sign reading: 'We are not all here, we are missing the murdered'
W/S Protesters marching
SOT, Arlette Contreras, Social activist and victim of gender violence (Spanish): "We women march every year, we go out constantly to demand justice to demand the cessation of violence against us. We do it for us, the survivors and also for the women victims who were killed and in memory of them, we are now on the streets, even so, the state does not attend us, the state is being complicit, the justice system do not attend us, nor do they give us justice."
M/S Protesters marching
M/S Protesters holding banner reading (Spanish): 'Violence-free women in Peru with equality'
M/S Protesters making a performance in front of courthouse
C/U Protester making a performance in front of courthouse
M/S Protesters holding sign reading (Spanish): 'White and bourgeois feminism is not feminism'
M/S Police in front of courthouse
W/S Protesters in front of courthouse
SCRIPT
The women's movement demonstrated against violence towards women in Lima on Saturday.
The column was escorted by a heavy police presence as the group stopped outside the nation's supreme court. Many activists brought homemade signs and banners, as they chanted slogans critical of sexism.
Women's rights organisations including 'Ni Una Menos' and other smaller groups organised the demonstration.
A feminist grass-root movement, Ni Una Menos originated in Argentina with a goal of abolishing gender-based violence and since then has spread to other Latin American countries.
Saturday's protest followed figures published by the Women's Ministry showing that 103 women were killed in acts of gender-based violence so far in 2019. This is a historic high for Peru, with only 149 femicides reported in the entirety of 2018.