Peruvian woman among world's 100 most influential people

Peruvian woman among world's 100 most influential people

Ana Gamero

Arlette Contreras who was previously given the Woman of Courage Award is now in the list of the most influential people in the world together with the Pope Francis.

Arlette Contreras is a lawyer from Ayacucho who fought against femicide in Peru. She founded the movement Ni una menos (not one less); which means not one more woman taken by domestic violence.

Arlette’s admirable efforts to help women in Peru was recognized by the U.S government as she was given the Women of Courage Award. This recognition is given to women from different countries who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women's empowerment.

Now, Arlette made it to the Time’s list, 100 most influential people in the world. It includes outstanding persons working in politics, business, art or sports. Arlette is among the list that includes Pope Francis and the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who received the Nobel Peace Prize. The list does not have a ranking, it divides into 5 categories: pioneers, artists, leaders, titans and icons. Arlette is in the icons category with sports figures such as Neymar and Simone Biles.

Check out the full list here.

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