Thousands of people marched in Peru’s capital on Saturday to protest violence against woman and what they say is the indifference of the judicial system. The march, which brought together activists, artists, politicians and citizens, ended at Lima’s palace of justice. The protest follows complaints by women’s groups of lenient sentences given to perpetrators.
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took part in the march along with first lady Nancy Lange.
In the march “we are going to ask for facilities for women to denounce violence because abuse flourishes in an environment where complaints cannot be made and the blows are absorbed in silence _ and this is not how it should be,” said Kuczynski.
Peru’s march follows similar protests against gender violence in other Latin American countries, including Argentina and Brazil, held under the slogan #NiUnaMenos -#NotOneLess.