Dozens of women gathered outside the Ministry of Labour in Lima on Friday to demand equality in employment, education and salary opportunities between men and women.
Footage shows the group of activists holding up signs and chanting slogans in reference to the upcoming International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8.
«We are here in front of the Ministry of Labour, demanding equal rights, demanding... Еще equal pay, demanding and asking the society for conditions starting from the access to education, so that there can also be equality in leadership,» said Suliana Laynes, Secretary General of the National Association of Journalists of Peru.
Laynes also criticised the approach she believes the authorities have taken to the International Women's Day so far: «It is not a date to say 'happy day' or do as some ministry has tried to do in this country, giving away hair straighteners on a date like March 8. I think it's a mistake for the state to approach a date of struggle that way. That's why we're here.”