The Ambassador to Peru, Carlos Scull, denounced and rejected the physical violence suffered by Venezuelan migrant women in that country.
The diplomat said that Venezuelan women migrants are vulnerable to the crimes they suffer and expressed the importance of the Peruvian State providing protection.
Judith Varquez Hernández, a 37-year-old Venezuelan mother, was attacked by an unknown individual at the Angamos subway station in Lima, Peru. The man threw acid on her buttocks and one of her legs.
“Our total repudiation of this fact where a Venezuelan woman was attacked with acid. Migrant women are vulnerable to this type of crime where protection from institutions is needed,” said the ambassador.
Scull urged the Peruvian authorities to follow up on the case and punish those responsible.
This fact was also denounced by the social networks of Amnesty International Peru, who also repudiated the attack and urged the authorities to carry out the relevant investigations.
“This attack is one of many suffered by women in Peru and which often culminates in feminicide. We demand that the authorities implement adequate measures to put an end to these acts of hostility and machismo,” he said.