Michelle Bachelet visits Peru, October 2012
On Tuesday 16 October, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, began an official visit to Peru. During the visit she was expected to participate in the international conference entitled “Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion”, alongside President Ollanta Humala Tasso and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

She will later hold meetings with the country’s top authorities, including the President, government ministers, women leaders from various political parties in the Congress of the Republic, civil society, and women who have benefited from some of the projects implemented by UN Women in Peru.

The main themes she will address during her visit concern public budgets, with an emphasis on gender, women’s participation in politics, decent work for female domestic workers, the eliminations of violence against women and Peru’s recent adoption of the National Plan for Gender Equality.

During the visit, Ms. Bachelet will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the Cayetano Heredia University, and will also receive the keys to the City and Municipality of Lima.
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