VIDEO: Afro-Peruvian women present discrimination cases before the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Two afro-Peruvian women activists presented the current situation of racial discrimination they, and others in Peru live, to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) during its 95th session. Cecilia Ramirez of the Center for the Development of Black Peruvian Women (CEDEMUNEP) exposed the many challenges she faces, as well as giving a number of recommendations to the Committee in the video that follows:

Likewise, Azucena Algendones bared with the Committee her difficult experience of discrimination suffered in the workplace. The case is currently being processed in court, becoming the first public denouncement of its kind to undergo judicial processes in Peru. Despite the many challenges she faced in advocating for her rights – including the lack of mechanisms available to Peruvians to denounce these violations – Azucena remains committed to continuing advocating for her rights and the rights of all men, women and children victims of racial discrimination.

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