Peruvian President campaigns for equal treatment of women and men
Martin Vizcarra, Peru’s President, announced during the award ceremony of Women’s Order of Merit 2018 that he wants to achieve equal treatment of women and men in Peru.
The ceremony took place in the Government Palace in Lima. In total, seven Peruvian women were honored for defending the rights of women and promoting equality of women and men.
According to president Vizcarra, it is the most important award handed over by the Peruvian state. Vizcarra thanked Peruvian women for their work across the country and alluded to the necessity to start to respect women at home and to think highly of them.
It will take some time until women and men will be treated equally. First of all, it is important to reduce violence rates and to guarantee the integrity of women in Peru.