J. Reuben Clark Lima Chapter Holds Women’s Rights Workshop in Canto Chico, Perú

Jul 17, 2023 | 12:25 PM

On Wednesday, June 28, the Lima Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Society held a free workshop on women’s rights and family processes for a group of women from the district of San Juan de Lurigancho, in the neighborhood of Canto Chico.

The president of the Lima Chapter, Patricia Diaz Gamonal, analyzed the Prevention Law, which aims to eradicate all forms of violence against women and families by focusing on women’s rights and the steps women can take to avoid becoming victims of violence. Likewise, the president of the Lima Chapter highlighted Peru’s high feminicide figures and provided information on emergency hotlines women can call when they are in danger themselves, or when they are aware of acts of violence against other women.

The vice-president of the Lima chapter, Jennifer Herrera, gave a presentation on various family processes, such as child support, custody and visitation. These tools endow the women of the community of Canto Chico with the judicial tools they need to create a better quality of life for their children and to defend their rights.

Afterwards, the chapter members answered several questions from women who attended the workshop. Ultimately, participants expressed their appreciation and requested that similar workshops be held again.

Through this activity, the Lima, Peru Chapter reaffirms its commitment to fight for the rights of women in its community.

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