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OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Miss Peru pageant turns into protest vs violence against women

Contestants broke with tradition and turned the Miss Peru pageant into a protest highlighting violence against women in one of South America’s most dangerous countries for females. Violence against women became a front page issue in Peru after the rape of a volunteer for the national census program. Two television journalists then publicly declared they had been victims of violence by their partners, and there have been endless news stories about women being beaten or stabbed, and minors raped. Peru is ranked next to Bolivia as the country with the worst record of violence against women in South America, according to the Observatory of Citizen Security of the Organization of American States.

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