The National Police of Peru and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations also participate.
The Embassy of the United States in Peru and the Center for Information and Education for the Prevention of Drug Abuse (CEDRO) come together in defense of human rights and gender equality in the program: Empowerment of women survivors of violence against women gender, to prevent, address and confront violence against women in Peru.
This program is developed within the framework of the International Campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence” that seeks to promote the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. This activity begins on November 25, “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” and ends on December 10, “Human Rights Day.”
The Peruvian American mountaineer and activist Silvia Vásquez Lavado will participate in activities and talks in schools in Lima and Callao, Ayacucho, Arequipa and Tingo María, in order to empower and create resilience in women and young victims of sexual abuse.
In coordination with the National Police and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations in the Women’s Emergency Centers, Silvia will develop workshops with survivors of violence.
Together with Silvia and 10 women survivors of violence, the Ambassador of the United States, Lisa D. Kenna will lead an expedition to Nevado Mismi in Arequipa. Your collective effort in this campaign will empower and build resilience in women and young victims of mistreatment and sexual abuse.
Once again, Peruvian civil society, the state of Peru, and the Embassy of the United States come together to create a more equitable and supportive society.