Miss Peru contenders turn pageant into gender violence protest

The Miss Peru beauty pageant has turned into a protest. The contestants were staged against a backdrop of images of abuse and quoted statistics on violence against women.

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    The Miss Peru beauty pageant has turned into a protest.

    The contestants were staged against a backdrop of images of abuse and quoted statistics on violence against women.

    The pageant director wanted to change the tone of beauty contest after learning that many of the finalists were victims of abuse.

    A warning, this report includes some graphic images.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima, Peru.


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