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Peru: Thousands of women march in Lima against gender violence02:33

Peru: Thousands of women march in Lima against gender violence

Peru, Lima
November 25, 2018 at 05:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of women marched against gender violence through Lima on Saturday, on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

"We will continue to act even though our authorities do not listen to us, they do not listen to us, they ignore us", said Arlette Contreras, one of the organisers of the event and herself a victim of violence. "It is outrageous that [despite] what a woman can feel in her country, it does not make her rights prevail, the rights of a woman are not respected."

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Thousands of women marched against gender violence through Lima on Saturday, on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

"We will continue to act even though our authorities do not listen to us, they do not listen to us, they ignore us", said Arlette Contreras, one of the organisers of the event and herself a victim of violence. "It is outrageous that [despite] what a woman can feel in her country, it does not make her rights prevail, the rights of a woman are not respected."

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