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A Peruvian Sex Worker is Running for a Seat in Parliament and Here’s Why

Ángela Villón has been a sex worker and activist in Perú for the past 30 years.

But, in April, Villón hopes to add legislator to her résumé.

You’re probably thinking:

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In her time as a sex worker, she has been the victim of abuse from both clients and the police. Villón wants to pass legislation that would curb violence against women.

She is hoping to be a beacon of hope for Peruvian women who are being abused by their husbands or clients.

Will she win? Only time will tell, but it’s clear that Villón is serious about changing the culture of violence against women in Perú.

(H/T: AJ+)

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