#NiUnaMenos Mobilizes to Fight Violence Against Women

(Photo: Ni Una Menos Peru/Facebook)

On August 12, supporters of the cause against rising femicide rates in Peru will take to the streets in cities around the country for the #NiUnaMenos campaign.

One year after the #NiUnaMenos campaign began, Peruvians are again mobilizing to defend women from the troubling rates of femicide and abuse in Peru.

According to El Comercio, demonstrations will take place throughout the country, including the cities of Apurímac, Arequipa, Barranca, Cajamarca, Cusco, Iquitos, Madre de Dios, Pisco, Trujillo, Huaraz, Chimbote, Huancayo, Huancavelica, Huacho, Puno, Lambayeque, Moquegua, Tarapoto, and Tacna.

Since 2013, Peru has been the 3rd highest country for reported incidents of gender violence, only behind Ethiopia and Bangladesh.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski addressed the rising rates of violent crime against women in his national address on July 28.  “Women’s fight is my fight,” he told Congress and Peruvian citizens watching on their televisions.

TeleSur informs that 35 women were killed in Peru in the first months of 2017 and 3/4 known incidents of abuse were reported by minors.

Follow the cause at Ni Una Menos Peru on Twitter.

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Mike Dreckschmidt

Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.