At the 2018 Miss Peru competition, instead of measurements, stats on violence against women

posted by Jason Kottke Nov 01, 2017

Over the weekend, contestants competing in the Miss Peru 2018 beauty pageant were supposed to recite their body measurements for the judges and the audience. Instead, each of them took the opportunity to highlight a statistic related to violence against women in Peru.

My name is Samantha Batallanos, represent Lima, and my figures are: a girl dies every ten minutes as a result of sexual exploitation. My name is Juana Acevedo and my figures are: more than 70 percent of women in our country are victims of street harassment.

The Guardian has further coverage.