Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso attended the ceremony marking the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women,” held in Lima’s district of Jesus Maria on Sunday. The event aims to gather State organization, civil society and population to reject femicide and assume a role to prevent it.
The event was developed within the framework of the national campaign against femicide, whose motto is “Do not stay silent”. To this end, the President enacted the Law on Violence against Women and Family Members, which is aimed at preventing, penalizing and eradicating the said problem.
Mr. Humala made a call upon Peruvians to eradicate the culture of physical, moral and social aggression against women, in order to move towards democracy consolidation and economic growth: “A democracy can’t be consolidated if we allow abuse against women […] This type of abuse must be faced since it avoids women’s participation in politics, economy and limit them to household chores.”