In August, Perú’s Minister of Women’s Affairs announced that a record 96 women had died because of femicide. In a country already struggling with domestic violence, the report was simply devastating.
On Sunday, contestants at the Miss Perú 2018 beauty pageant decided to use to their platform to amplify that data and bring attention to domestic violence in Peru. In lieu of citing their personal measurements, the contestants instead recited facts about women’s rights in their home country.
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You can watch the full moment here (starts at 3:46 minutes). …
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