Scores Of Argentinean Women Protest Against Gender-Based Violence

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The rape and murder of a teenage girl sparked protests against gender-related violence across Argentina, bringing scores of women onto the streets.

Hundreds of thousands of women came out onto the streets in Argentina to protest against a recent incident of sexual violence.

Earlier this month, 16-year-old Lucia Perez was brutally raped and murdered in Mar del Plata. Unfortunately, she is only one of the many women subjected to the horrific abuse. Perez was drugged with cocaine and underwent inhumane sexual aggression, which led to a cardiac arrest.

In an attempt to cover up all evidence of the incident, the rapists washed her body and dressed it to make her death look like an overdose. 

A group known as Not One Less that calls for crime prevention and justice for victims of sexual assault is organizing these protests. Participants in many parts of Argentina stopped all work and other activities for an hour on Wednesday to participate and demand an end to all violence against women.

“In your office, school, hospital, law court, newsroom, shop, factory, or wherever you are working, stop for an hour to demand ‘no more machista violence’,” wrote the march organizers.

People even took to social media, using the hashtag #NiUnaMenos, to speak up for the cause.

 

 

 

 

Although in 2012, Argentina adopted an anti-femicide law imposing stricter punishments for men that engage in gender-based crime, the penalties are not being effectively imposed. As a result, cases of domestic violence and abuse continue to surface.

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